Tag Archives: dogs

Maddy don’t be scared my sweet, I love you

Do you love your dog so much that you just want to squish her silly? I do, and sometimes I do… and sometimes I just hug her warm and tight.

I have to be careful with my Maddy, though she is a French Mastiff http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/doguedebordeax.htm and absolutely without question the MOST sensitive dog I have ever seen, she is very sensitive.

Sensitive and scared, maybe she’s better described as suspicious, yes suspicious…who am I kidding she’s sensitive and scared.

Other than two more dogs in our home Trooper my Rottweiler http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/rottweiler.htm  and Shadow a Wheaten Airedale cross there is only myself and my husband, kids are gone and they were long gone before Maddy joined our pack 2 years ago, yet she is instantly alarmed then growls and barks at every noise we make; whistling, walking, coughing, choking and occasional bean soup butt puffs.

She is a sluggish sloppy drooly mutt but yet freakishly fast on the draw. Her fast and fearless base tone alert for the danger we present in our every day living sends my heart into a blood pumping panic without fail through the entirety of each day.

In-spite of the bear brawling history representative of her breed http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/doguedebordeax.htm my Maddy is a chicken through and through. I am forced to project a gentle soft sweetness when I discipline her in order to achieve any success in obedience at all, otherwise she’ll drop and tail tuck, you can’t move a Mastiff when they’re down.

With all her quirks and oddities and yes the goober slime and slobber that is sure to swing my way, I am completely smitten by her every move and tender way. A sweeter dog I’ve not had nor one so calm and gentle once simple threats subside and she gentle brushes near, submits and dwells beneath my gaze, that’s when with passion I’ll embrace her face give kiss and softly say, Maddy don’t be scared my sweet, I love you.

DSCF5811dogs 017maddy water 013

eddybettyshreddy copyright


post slider test post

la la la la la august blooms 061 really hope this works

ummm I see this didn’t work either

this post is not in the post slider position, my garden pictures were suppose to be in the slider, can’t get it to work. I made it work before but not anymore, anyone out there have any help for me.


A Dog, A Small Town of Pig Skinners and A Pig Skinning Alarm

Last night I was overtired and not thinking straight. My husband and I were watching a show with audio for the blind. I told him it was stupid, he said no it wasn’t, I said it was retarded to have such a small amount of audio for the blind to actually know whats going on. He said it was enough, I said they should have caption sentences running below the bottom of the screen with more information, he looked at me shook his head and said I was double dumb. Continue reading A Dog, A Small Town of Pig Skinners and A Pig Skinning Alarm


Maddy Trooper and Shadow…the Muts we love.

No Maddy, this will eat you
Wow! it is eating me
Maddy! your young I’m old, this isn’t working for me
So, these are chickens
I AM smiling, this IS my happy face
I said no pictures today
I just need to see what you ate
Good girl be still, that means no one can see you

 Hope you enjoy these shots as much as the fun I had taking them. Trooper is a fabulous guardian for my Maddy. Shadow is getting too old for Troops heavy duty ways so I thought a heavy duty girl was in order. She is my little lover girl and Troop is my handsome lover boy. Shadow still has it in him though to keep the mice population down and keep an eye on everything that moves.

Heartache Pain & Sorrow…because Gods best traits are in us

Why do we deliberately cause ourselves pain and heartache. What is the driving force that surpasses all our intelligent reasoning. What makes us abandoned safety and risk enduring sorrow.


Meet Maddy, love of my life. I was smitten by her face the day she was offered to me. She is a sick pup with a grade 4 heart murmur so the breeder cannot sell her. Heart murmurs in large breeds are fairly common but not necessarily an early death sentence. Some outgrow them if the degree is not to high such as a 1,2 or 3 with 4,5,and 6 being quite serious, but still, she does stand a chance at a happy life as my God is in control.

I have researched her breed Dogue De Bordeaux or French Mastiff and have found some excellent breeders who are wonderful with their support and advice. I have put her on a B.A.R.F diet (bones and raw food is one way to explain it) and I keep a Mother Hen eye on her 24/7.

She was the largest of her litter so that is a very good sign since low energy and low weight are indications that a pup is not doing well. She adopted both Trooper my male Rottweiler and Shadow my Terrier without hesitation and they her, well…at first they did anyway. Shadow is now questioning why I brought this terrorizing handful home.

Maddy is a sweet sweet sweet gentle pup with a silky soft coat, 2 of the best  traits common in the breed. She shows mild interest in our cats and chickens but yet would like to kill my vacuüm, my broom and any big heavy thing I need to drag along the ground outside.

I can’t help but relate my feelings towards her as God towards us. In the bible God tells us “I knew you before you were born” He  knew how we would break his heart  but even so, he chose to leave the comfort of heaven and endure sorrow.

I knew Maddy was sick and there is a risk she will break my heart, but I chose to love her anyway.

I have an amazing sister on an acreage that goes out of her way by an hour each day to feed and care for 2 precious cats that someone dumped off on the road. One kitty had a litter and my sister faithfully cares for both cats, hoping to one day soon see the babies so she can give them to good homes.

Why do we deliberately choose heartache and pain and risk enduring sorrow, we do because of Love…we do because Gods best traits are in us.

Maddy…My Love. We have extremely high and reasonable hopes of her natural guard instinct taking over so she can protect all of us here. It’s a big scary world after all!

Bob however doesn’t feel she is taking things seriously enough

Wake up you fat little thing
Are you serious, that is not guarding
We object to this undignified little porker watching us
Noisy brats, when I’m bigger I’ll try squishing them


Welcome to my morning ritual!

I endure Dog stuff, Chicken stuff, Horny dogs, Rogue Rouen Ducks and psychotic menopausal dysfunctional moments (cutting my long hair crooked and off at neck length 2 weeks ago in the bathroom at 12pm with small paper scissors) “yup I really did”!

Barb 19, maybe I’ll see you in the nut house one day? Continue reading 13 EASY STEPS TO THE NUTHOUSE