Has It Really Been That Long?

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 4:50 PM

I have to apologize to anyone who might have still check in on this blog to see what is new with Bluebonnet Mastiffs.  At some point, our web hosting company switched formats and our site didn't load correctly anymore.  I should have been more diligent and determined in working on getting the site updated, but I missed the boat.  Hopefully, along with this updated blog, you will see an updated site.  I still have some work to do to it, some pictures to add, but I hope it looks better and is easier to navigate after loading correctly.

Since my last blog, lots of exciting things have happened for Phil, me and Bluebonnet Mastiffs.  Some sad things have happened as well.  We have lost several dogs in the last couple of years - most of those losses deserve their own blog entry, mostly for the value of learning from our experiences.  The most painful loss in the last few years was the recent loss in January 2020 of my girl, Mollie.  Although she was 10 1/2, she was in amazingly good shape and healthy.  Sadly, something bit her rear leg and caused an infection we couldn't beat.  We said our painful goodbyes on January 17.

On a lighter note, on January 3rd, Patsy gave us four beautiful little boys out of Stallone (Goldleaf's Eye Of The Tiger - Lakeside, owned by Debbie Wuetherich & Jann Lanz).  As of the date of this entry, we have one little boy left to go to his new home this coming weekend.  The four were affectionately referred to collectively as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turdles and each was named after one - Leo, Raf, Donny and Mikey.  In the end, Mikey is the one chosen to stay with us.  And in our usualy fashion, we can't seem to change his name from that used while in the litter, so...  Mikey it will be.

Mikey is a sweet, soft tempered boy.  I suspect I will learn a great deal about how to motivate him as time goes on.  My first goal for him is to work on obedience training and help him earn his certification as a pet therapy dog so that we can do visits at the hospital I work for.

As I write these entries, it is always my hope and my goal to return and write more in a more timely fashion.  Cross your fingers and I'll cross mine.  Hopefully, you'll see more here soon, and more regularly.

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