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Just wondering. Apparently my parents think so. My Mom raised horses for a long time, so when it she needed a warm, durable “coat” for me for our camping trip this coming week, she got me a horse blanket. Ok, I know you are laughing, but I don’t think it’s that funny. Really. Seriously now, no laughing. Do I look like I’m amused?

Like I said before, it takes a good sense of humor to live with my parents sometimes. I should have never asked, “What will they think of next?”

How do they come up with these things anyhow? Sometimes I wonder if they just stay up at night dreaming up funny things to do to me.

Here I was, all excited about my first ever camping trip. They said they were taking me to the mountains (almost 10,000 ft. elevation), where there are lots of trees and fun things to do. Even Rusty chimed in and told me I’d like it because camping means lots of walkies and squirrels. (see the comment under “Squirrel Patrol”) Then I started finding out there were some funny catches to my vacation. First it was the cable thing I have to be on sometimes. No big deal; it’s like a super long leash. After that, they told me it’s really cold up in these mountains, so I would need to wear a coat. Ok, I’ve done that before too.

Then the UPS man brought a package to our house with my coat in it. Just a side note about the UPS man while we are on the subject. I think he’s afraid of me because my bark sounds scary. Ha Ha Ha. When he brought my coat, he literally just threw it onto our patio without even coming to our door. The time before that, he ran when he heard me bark. What a funny guy. 🙂

Anyhow, I was shocked when I saw my new “coat”!!! What kind of coat is this!?!? And did we have to buy a blaze orange one???? (and one that’s a little too big) Hello, it’s embarrassing enough for me to wear a silly horse blanket, but then to make it bright orange too??? I’ll bet even the squirrels will be laughing.

All I can say is this “camping thing” had BETTER be fun. I’ll let you know how it went when I get back.

♥ Behr Behr, just horsing around….

Note from Behr Behr’s mom: I bought her blaze orange because it happens to be bear and deer hunting season near where we are going, and I didn’t want her to look like a black bear cub to a careless hunter…. even tho they aren’t supposed to be near the campground. It’s been known to happen, unfortunately.

Foal and miniture horse blankets happen to fit most great danes, just so you know. They also happen to be waaaayy less expensive than “dog coats” as a rule, and far more durable. I guess others have bought them because now they even make horse blankets for dogs (including small dogs). Behr’s is waterproof and insulated even. I’m going to add an additional strap around her waist tho, since it’s big on her right now. Great idea for a growing pup in my opinion.


Since the official Capt. Of the Squirrel Patrol, Rusty, welcomed me into his squirrel patrol ranks, I decided I needed to take my squirrel watching a little more seriously. Normally I just walk along until Mom or Dad says, “Squirrel!”, at which time I jerk my head up from whatever I was doing and stare into the trees. Now I’m trying to find the squirrels on my own.

Mom has this bird feeder that is supposed to be a “squirrel proof” bird feeder, but so far the squirrels don’t seem to know that. They think it’s for them. I’m making it my job to protect the birds now.

Mom has been putting me on this cable thing in the yard lately. I’m supposed to be practicing for my first camping trip coming up next week. I guess the campgrounds want dogs on leashes or tied up at all times. That doesn’t sound very nice if you ask me. I don’t even know what this “camping” thing is, but already I’m bored with the cable thing. SO, while I’m stuck outside on the cable, I watch for the squirrels. So far all I’ve seen are lizards when I’m out there. They are sure funny little guys!

Sometimes I get super bored ‘cause no squirrels are showing up. I just practice my stealth crawl so I can sneak up on them when they finally do.

Shhhhh. Be vewy vewy quiet. I’m huntin’ wabbits, um, I mean squirrels.

♥ Behr Behr, reporting live from squirrel patrol.

I’m so excited about this that it was hard for me to wait to show you!

My friends who have been reading this blog for quite some time are aware that one of my nicknames is the “Princess Puppy.” I really would prefer being called “her royal highness the Princess Puppy,” but so far my parents haven’t bought into that. (If you type the word “Princess” into the search box at the bottom of my blog, you can read some of the posts about my title.)

Anyhow, moving right along. Sometimes, like in the fairy tales, the person who is a princess didn’t start off as a princess, like the story of Cinderella, or even maybe Princess Diana. Maybe they wished deep inside their hearts that one day they would grow up and become one. [OK, for guys, that would be like the little boy who was ignored by his family or thought of as “stupid” by his friends growing up to the the CEO of a large corporation where everyone looked up to him.] That’s kinda how my story goes….

Once upon a time, like in 2008, there was a little puppy named “Behr Behr.” Behr Behr had a wonderful fur mom who adored her and fawned over her tenderly. Then her fur mom, who’s name, coincidentally is “Magic”, entrusted her into the hands of her new parents that don’t have fur. They saw the beauty in her right away, and even began calling her “princess” as a small pup. They bought her lots of toys, took her on trips, and had a fun time with her. She loved (loves) her home with them.

There was one little glitch, tho. Everywhere she went, others would say, “what kind of dog is that?? She looks so funny”, which hurt her little puppy feelings.

She would think, “Well I’m a princess Dane puppy, silly people. Can’t you tell?” One little girl even called her a deer because of the white tape on her ears. Deer?!? This was getting embarrassing! Then there was the time the vet taped her ears so that she looked like the flying nun and she had to wear a disguise everytime she went anywhere.

Well, the little princess puppy’s parents started taking her to different vets to see if anyone could help her with her funny ears. Each time they went to a vet place, they would walk out saying, “No, not this one. This is not the one we could trust with our little Behr Behr.” It’s kind of like the prince trying the shoe on one girl after another until he found the right fit and knew he had “the one.” Finally, they went to a place called the “Arrow Animal Hospital” and met the vet named Dr. Vinod Jayani (Patel). He was wonderful indeed, and they knew they had found the one for Behr Behr.

Dr. Jayani fixed her funny ears that only stood half way, and everything went absolutely smoothly. The whole staff treated her like the princess that she was, and she liked them a whole bunch. In fact, she likes to go there.. They are all SO NICE to her, and she got the “royal treatment” she deserved every time she went there. This doctor is amazing, and everything he does is top notch! He turned the Yoda ears into beautiful Dane puppy princess ears!!!! Yippeee!!

THANK YOU Dr. Jayani !!!!!! You restored my dignity and made me beautiful again!!!!

Now everywhere that the Princess Behr Behr goes, people say, “Oh, what a beautiful dane puppy!” And now Behr Behr can hold her head high and be proud. Don’t you love the graceful new look of her ears now?

As a side note: Dr. Jayani did not even know I was going to thank him publicly like this in advance, so I was getting the same wonderful treatment he gives all of his dogs. He has done some amazing re-crops as well as original crops. His office and staff are totally outstanding, and I highly recommend him to anyone.

Also, I was well taken care of so that I had minimal discomfort thoughout the whole ordeal. Mainly I had a lot of itching as the newly altered edges healed, but I had medicine to help with the itching even.

Now I’m mainly waiting for the hair to grow back on my ears, and I still have some tape so the tips won’t curl while they are getting used to their new shape. It was a little early to post the photos, but I couldn’t wait 🙂

♥ Princess Behr Behr, the one with beautiful princess ears now 🙂

I have a surprise to show you, but Mom doesn’t have time to post it right now. Stay tuned tho, it will show up in the next few days.

No, we aren’t getting another puppy like some of our friends. And no, I’m not going to have my own puppies either. You’ll just have to see what it is.

♥ Behr Behr, master of suspense 🙂

Guess what? I have something hidden inside my mouth. Yes, I usually “hyde” it, but because you are my friend, I’m going to show you.

When I open my mouth, you can see that there is a freckle hidden in there. Do you see it? It’s kind of like a birthmark, but sort of a freckle too. Mom said she had never heard of a dane having one until she got me. I guess I have several relatives that have them too. It’s kind of a family thing, I guess. Anyhow, I like it because it makes me unique.

So now you know.

♥ Behr Behr, AKA “Freckle and Hyde” 🙂

Mom likes this photo of me because she said it gives her an idea what it will look like when I’m more grown up. Something about me actually standing still and looking calm. Doesn’t it look like I’m deep in thought here, at ease, maybe staring off into the distance and daydreaming?

HA! I think I was just watching a bird in the tree and wondering if he was going to get close enough for me to chase. Are you kidding? ME, standing still for more than 5 seconds? No way! Why on earth would I want to stand still? How boring! Ok, well, maybe I can stand still on command when we are practicing for shows and Mom is giving me snacks every few seconds. I’ll stand still for snacks any day, but that’s it. 🙂

Sorry, gotta run now.

♥Behr Behr, the bouncing baby dane.

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