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Hi, I'm Woody, this is my eight-month-old GSD Annie. She's awesome. We've had a weird couple of days...going from \"moderate dysplasia\" Friday morning to \"doesn't need surgery\" Friday afternoon to \"hips are normal\" as of the radiologist report yesterday. So anyway, she even keeps things interesting when she's not directly involved.

I'm a married 33-year-old father of two young boys, and a strategic marketer in the technology business, based in urban Mpls. This is my first GSD. She's a purebred German working line GSD, I am a Milan/Frawley/New Skete mutt who means well. I'm really glad you all are taking time to create this forum...you all have and continue to be a wonderful source of info and support for me and my dumb mistakes with a great dog. I look forward to your continued patience with me here and at other places.

Annie at eight weeks:


Annie and Patrick, my toddler:


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Welcome Woody!

Thats what a GSD is supposed to be, a kid's best friend.

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Thanks Greg, that's absolutely the major reason I got her...she's a family member before any kind of training I'll throw her in. I always like hearing about this side of the dogs too, it's as relevant to me as grip and drives and all the other stuff that gets kicked around.

Both Patrick (almost 3 yrs) and Charlie (1 yr) are quite taken with her. She's still too young to have a much free interaction with them--those pictures are from very rare situations--but we were already a \"baby gated household\" so Annie grew up in that situation and crates and stays in the kitchen during the day and keeps in an eye on them and is developing some great kid manners. She also housebroke more quickly than either of them. Patrick can still stir her up with the \"chase me\" games that I have tried to eliminate but she's not mouthy at all. Tolerates screaming better than I do, as well.
 

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Thanks Hil, and thanks for tuning in from NL...the Netherlands are one of my favorite places, I end up routing through Schipol and seeing customers in Amsterdam a few times a year. Awesome country and great people!
 

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Tolerates screaming better than I do, as well.
How is it, Woody, that the GSDs are the loud ones in my house?? :roll: :lol: Sounds like you have a very nice dog there, and she's beautiful, too. I bet before long your kids will be riding her around the house.
 

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Alicia...Tarheel or Pack? :D My folks live outside of Greensboro, my sister in Durham. My whole family's from the Piedmont and coastal areas, \"originally.\"
 

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Well, I'm not from NC originally (thank God :lol:), but I guess I have to say Tarheels since, ya know, I graduated from UNC...

Think they'd drum me out of the alumni association if I said Pack? Hmmm. I might have to try that one day if I get bored. :lol:
 

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Hi Hil

I work for a big IT company as a marketer...we have a lot of warehouses and customers that are in that big hub around Schipol, and then through BENELUX. It's always a pleasure to spend time in Amsterdam, I regret not having more time to spend in the rest of NL, particularly now that I have such an appreciation for the dogs.
 

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I think the funniest thing about the Walletjes is how normal everything is there. I guess it's supposed to be a good place for families to live? One cop every ten feet?

Hil, here's advice I can give you way better than any dog advice...next time you are in the area of the Leidesplein, walk west about two blocks, there is a Belgian bar there called Der Zoot...it is phenomenal. I have never had better or stronger beer. They have like 200 kinds, all Belgian, my favorite was the \"Delirium Tremens\"...12% alcohol, in a pink bottle, with little elephants all over it. Those were some long nights. What a great city, though. Best indonesian food I ever had, south of the blomenfontein (sp?). I just love that place.
 

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in a pink bottle, with little elephants all over it.
It's the colorful drinks that are the best! I don't care what my friends tell me when they see my bright Blue Curacao Curacao :D

Why do I suddenly have this craving for kroketen and bitter ballen? At least I have a year supply of olie bollen mix, but I ran out of haagelslag :( mmm poffertjes.. damnit, we needa change the subject quick.
 

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you forgot the \"drop\" (liqorice?) and cheese Mike :wink:
I found a website that sells edam kaas but I haven't ordered it yet, they also have drop and haagelslag... but they said because of the foot in mouth disease... I mean, foot and mouth, the US department of agriculture doesn't allow importing of kroketen anymore, but they sell kroketen mix, but I doubt I can make them as good as they are in holland or curacao. But rumor has it they are going to open the border again one day and then I can import a kroket or 200 :D
 

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I think the funniest thing about the Walletjes is how normal everything is there. I guess it's supposed to be a good place for families to live? One cop every ten feet?

Hil, here's advice I can give you way better than any dog advice...next time you are in the area of the Leidesplein, walk west about two blocks, there is a Belgian bar there called Der Zoot...it is phenomenal. I have never had better or stronger beer. They have like 200 kinds, all Belgian, my favorite was the \"Delirium Tremens\"...12% alcohol, in a pink bottle, with little elephants all over it. Those were some long nights. What a great city, though. Best indonesian food I ever had, south of the blomenfontein (sp?). I just love that place.

Sounds fun Woody......are you sure the pink elephants were on the bottle before you started drinking, or did they just appear during :lol:
 

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:eek: :eek: :eek: OMG good one. :D

I thought I saw pink elephants once but not on a beer bottle.I think they came FROM the beer bottle. :lol:

Greg
 
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