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Camp Jarvis

Spanky visited Camp Jarvis for the first time since he was only a few months old. He had a blast running around with his big brother Jaybear, who can still make him look like a pipsqueak! I was happy to … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbon Baby!

It’s official!  Spanky is a show dog. For his debut, we competed in the Southern Maryland Kennel Club Dog Show at the Bel Alton Fairgrounds on July 2, 2011.  Thanks to Pat Jarvis for the wonderful photos!  The show catalog and results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011172903/201117290336300.HTMContinue reading

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Spanky Learns to Swim

So I had this crazy idea that I wanted Spanky to learn to swim. My logic was as follows: any mastiff who lives long enough is probably going to get arthritis. So I thought, wouldn’t it be great to introduce … Continue reading

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Best in Play

Spanky went to the Chesapeake Mastiff Club Fun Match today. He had a blast leaping on any dog that ventured within reach and torturing his littermate sister, Darla. It was also Spanky’s first long car ride, so I was a … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

My friend Bryan is a talented photographer who would probably own all manner of giant smooshy-faced puppies, if he could. He has a knack for capturing the animal’s spirit and personality, that can only come from being a true lover … Continue reading

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The Stair Master

…or should I say “Stairs Mastered!” Thank goodness Mr. Spanky Pants can now navigate our 3-story townhome completely independently of my poor, aching back. Based on how quickly Spanky was growing, I could tell he was going to have to … Continue reading

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One New Thing

In true Chinese “Tiger Mom” style, I have so many hopes for Spanky and the things I would love to do with him: therapy work, conformational showing, rally… Some of these things will be up to him and who he … Continue reading

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