- We've got a home video from Rob & Arnie's dogs' recent visit to the Dog-Woods Resort in Garden Valley, CA over our last vacation (PAID!) in February 2012!
Nellie Has Been Violated!
Photos of Shep & Nellie
Let’s begin with Shep and Nellie posing with their new bowls, personalized for each of them.
Over the years, many of you have called and written asking about shedding dog hair. As I have always said, it’s a fact of life if you have indoor dogs that you are going to have a certain amount of hair. Here you see the end of our hallway, with our broom and vacuum and the amount of hair we can accumulate throughout one day.
This brings us to the Furminator, a specialized dog comb that claims to remove the loose undercoat hair from your dog using it’s specialized tines. It looks as though it would be painful, but the truth is, the dogs love to be brushed with it.
The trick, unfortunately, is literally using it every single day for the first few weeks. The dogs love it, but it takes a commitment of at least 10 minutes every day.
To give you an idea of just how much loose hair the Furminator removes in one single treatment, here is what we got off of Shep in just one 10 minute session.
By the way, we do the Furminator treatments in the garage because the first time we did it on Nellie, we did it in our backyard and once the hair blew everywhere, it looked like it had snowed!
Speaking of Nellie, here a bunch of shots of her being cute.
Not to be outdone, Shep likes to be cute too.
The truth is that the greatest gift we have probably given Shep was adopting Nellie. They are inseperable and adore one another.
Shep and Nellie love to go out back and wrestle, run and play with each other. They do this 3 times per day for 10 minutes at a time and then look at us and wonder when we’re going to play fetch with them. They have a tough life.
Have any questions or comments about my dogs Shep & Nellie?
May 7th, 2008
When my wife and I travel, we sometimes leave our German Shepherds at the house and have someone stay with them. Other times, we take them to Garden Valley, CA, deep in the woods nestled between Auburn and El Dorado hills past the famous Forest Hill Bridge (most recently used in the Vin Diesel film “XXX). The one hour drive along an exceptionally winding version of Highway 49 is well worth the fun our dogs have.
January 15th, 2008
Late last year my wife and I decided that we were ready for a second German Shepherd. We wanted to get the king of the castle, Shep, a playmate and we wanted the joy of having a second dog to train and love, so we made the choice to rescue Nellie, a beautiful, sweet white German Shepherd who is about 18 months old as I write this in January 2008 (because of her history there is really no way to tell how old she is). In the past 3 months Nellie has challenged us in every way that makes raising German Shepherds awesome and frustrating. She clearly had some horrible things done to her early on in life and that made her less trustworthy of people and solidified my hatred of the human race all at once. I am happy to report that our hard work is paying off and Nellie is already becoming the second best German Shepherd ever behind Shep (you always love your first a little more…at least that’s what parents tell me. Sorry about all you youngest kids out there…)
I have begun a social/sports experiment. Based on my sudden inability to correctly predict NFL games, I have turned over the responsibility to my dogs, Shep and Nellie, the German Shepherds.
The process is simple; each week we head out to the back yard and conduct one race between the dogs for each scheduled game that weekend. Shep, who is a little older, a little faster and a bigger dick is representative of the home team, and Nellie is the visitor. I throw the football, they run after it…whoever gets to me first (whether they have the ball or not) represents the team I pick that week. Hell, the first week I tried this approach, we finished in a first place tie for the week!
Hi everyone, it’s me, SHEP, the German Shepherd. This past weekend, my Mom and Dad (That’s “Rob” to you listener people) left on Saturday morning and came home with Nelli, my new girlfriend. Yes, that’s right, her name is Nelli, named after my mom, Janell. Whatever.
They call her my “sister” but they’re stupid because I love her, and no one loves their sister. She’s a one year old all white German Shepherd that Mom and Dad rescued from some crappy home and brought her here to doggy paradise. These pictures were taken by Aunt Kelly, who runs 4PAWS doggie Training University in Roseville. She is my mommy and daddy’s friend and my trainer so she was on hand to watch over the introduction with Nellie. She says Nellie is awesome (duh) and just needs a lot of love and training and discipline which mommy and daddy will give her. My job is to make her tired.
Hi Everyone, it’s me, Shep the German Shepherd (Rob’s dog) with a brief update on my life. My stupid parents still haven’t fixed my backyard so I am still stuck with a patio, patio cover and dirt. That would be great if I was a pig, but I am a dog so it kinda sucks. Therefore, I am on strike, refusing to take any more pictures of the backyard until it is fixed. Jerks.