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Great Dane Service Dog Puppies Live Cam Birth UPDATE 2 Boys, 1 Girl and One Stillborn


Health & Wellness  (tags: Service dogs, good news, health, society, animals, Great Danes )

Carrie
- 442 days ago - dailykos.com
I have been trying to write about my health care journey for weeks, but it is too depressing. So I watch Great Dane puppies on a live cam to keep from going crazy or worse. Watching puppies brings me a lot of peace.



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Angelika R. (143)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:07 pm
AAAAAWWEE, but now she has her head in front, not sure if there were 3 or 4, this will keep me up all night..well, it's morning already here. Thx a bunch Carrie for providing the CORRECT link as the other one returned an error
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:17 pm
She is exhausted...sweet girl..and they suck and suck :)))
 

Pat B. (351)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:37 pm
Awww...how sweet the family looks. Love the cams.! Thank you, Carrie for this. (I've bookmarked this).!!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:37 pm
Yes of course, bless those with a huge heart! and they are rewarded right on spot.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:39 pm
now look at him-gotto be a boy-climbing around :)))
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:44 pm
A+ Carrie. You DESERVE some "ME" time
 

Pat B. (351)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:46 pm
Rest well, Mama and babies. ;-)
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:05 pm
"completed"?? explain-and does "angel puppy mean the 4th died? Never saw it..
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:06 pm
BLESSINGS Carrie & Angelika for sending me this miracle.

It is extremely Healing for me, in sad frustrated moments after witnessing the horrors on Care i watch puppies & kittens on YouTube for relief.
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:07 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Carrie because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:16 pm
good posting, thanks
 

John B. (215)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:22 pm
Thanks Carrie for the wonderful posting. Now take some down time for yourself. Noted.
 

Catherine Turley (198)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:26 pm
why can't pound puppies become service dogs. why do they have to breed more. what if those puppies aren't suitable for service. what will become of them. more casualties of an indifferent society? sorry to rain on the parade, but when you're in rescue, you see things much differently.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:49 pm
TY Carrie. Mama looks very tired. Sorry to hear one little guy was stillborn.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:26 am
Oh how lovely to hear of Great Dane service dogs being born - what a lovely project!
 

Pat B. (351)
Friday February 1, 2013, 6:47 am
Good morning, all. Have been 'spot' watching mama and her babies since 5 a.m. They've just changed the bedding for babies and Noel is back from her break. I've got the cam up, have to go volunteer at my (old) school in a little bit, but I will be back later, tho. Thanks, Carrie for this great post. ;-)
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:31 am
I, too noticed that hardly any of my friends-and I fwd to ALL- came by to watch or did not note-thanks to the few who did! I had stayed up through the night until 8 am to watch! Thx again Carrie!
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:34 pm
This is totally awesome and I've been watching it ever since I received your message about it Thank you ever so much. I am really enjoying it.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:19 pm
What a delight to be able to watch these sweet babies and their marvelous mama.
 

Aurea Walker (162)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:07 pm
Awe, may mom and pups be well and lead happy, loved filled lives and also empowering and helping others;)
 

Chris C. (131)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:25 pm
Noted and have been watching since I got first notice from Carrie. (Thx, Carrie). Had problems getting in and then finally did...Mom is so gorgeous - so exhausted. I just adore Great Danes - they will make fantastic servivce dogs! Such a noble cause! I'm watching a couple other live cams too.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:45 pm
awesome, thanks so much Carrie!!
 

Kara C. (15)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:15 pm
While adorable I can't help but think 2 things

One, are Great Danes really service dog material? I do know the breed quite well and they are not the most brainy of dogs, they are also very fragile being prone to a huge range of expensive illnesses and injuries and rarely live past 7 years. They are also really expensive to feed, and I mean really expensive, I'm talking over 8 kilos of food a week kind of price here.

Two, why not use large breed dogs in shelters, there are thousands of then waiting for great homes who would be happy to get used for balance in exchange for a couch to sleep on. The larger ones like Rotties and Mastiffs are very lazy and easy to train. Also minus the pedigree means minus a lot of the heriditary health problems.
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:45 pm
Dear Carrie, hope your healthcare diary won't be too long and will be replaced with a good health diary.
As for me, I struggle on and work, but am continually interrupted by having to have every kind of test the doctors dream up. It gives me time to sit in the waiting room and read a book!
I love Great Danes! this must have been really exciting, watching the births!
 

Veronica C. (42)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:00 pm
Very sweet. Mom looks pretty tired, but still checks on the babies a lot.
 

june t. (62)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 12:27 am
thanks for the post, nice to hear about this and be able to see the puppies
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:36 am
Poor girl she lost one.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:08 pm
I swear these babies are growing by the minute and they and mom are so happy and content. Kudos to those wonderful angels who watch over and care for these glorious creatures.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:10 pm
I'm not sure why this link was removed, but here it is again. Live Cam Link
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:24 pm
Thank you so much Carrie. This was just so heartwarming to watch.
Hoping your health care diary will not be too long and that it will be replaced with a good health care diary
Hugs!
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:32 pm
Here is another link that was removed. This explains what the Service Gog Project is and what it does to help those with mobility problems. Great Dane Service Dog Project Home Page
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:33 pm
Actually many more comments have been removed but I have no way of knowing which ones or why!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:44 pm
the very first comment already is missing, that is where you gave the link Carrie! And many in between as well.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:47 pm
I think there were no more or other links you gave before other than what you just now repeated.
The rest were pretty much comments about how long you have been watching etc AND one about disagreeing with Catherine and her critics
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:57 pm
Since so many of my comments were deleted I am making some again! These are from Great Dane Service Dog Project Home Page

"The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quaility of life for the mobility impaired. SDP has donated over 45 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations. These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life for their owners.

Service dogs have been placed with children, war veterans, Mutiple Sclerosis, Friedreich's Ataxia and more. While each dog received extensive training for balance, once a dog is paired with an applicant, the dog is uniquely trained to suit their needs.

The Service Dog Project is a registered 501c3 and is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International. Located in Ipswich, Massachusetts on a 12 acre property with heated kennels, fields and a large arena, these areas provide the necessary space to raise the dogs from birth to graduation and even back for retirement if needed.

SDP is has grown to include over 40 volunteers and at anytime will be the home of 25 (or more) dogs in training. It is funded solely by the generosity of our expansive community and corporate support."

"The balance support dog should be at least 45% of the personís height and 65% of the personís weight. A 6 foot tall man needs a 30Ē dog. This puts stability at the personís fingertips. By importing bloodlines, our dogs are not the tall show dogs but the sturdy working Dane.

Great Danes are well suited to home and office life. The fact that Danes require less exercise than many breeds is a good fit for some people with disabilities. Danes are content to have a few walks every day and then nap in the corner until their services are needed. Their perfect public persona makes them very conducive to help with the isolation and depression which often accompanies disabilities. Their short coat is a blessing in the home or office, but they do require a jacket if they are going to out for more than a few minutes in freezing weather. We take any of our retired Danes back here at the farm."

"In 2006, Brian was medically retired due to injuries sustained while serving the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He underwent 11 surgeries in an attempt to save his right eye, until inoculation in 2010. As a result of the Traumatic Brain Injury and visual strain, Brian continues to suffer from severe migraines along with loss of equilibrium, balance, and hearing.

An indissoluble determination to remain active and mitigate injuries lead Brian to Crimson , a Great Dane Service Dog. Brian's job requires him to travel frequently and spend hours on his feet giving presentations and speaking with Veterans. Accompanying Brian on planes, trains and across the miles, Crimson not only offers stability, another set of eyes and ears, but also an opportunity to socialize with the many people he meets along the way. "


 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:01 pm
I made two comments disagreeing with the position of Catherine and Kara that only shelter dogs should be used for service. They were not unkind in any way and since when are our comments deleted because we disagree with someone?
 

Thomas P. (459)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:08 pm
Noted...very nice. Thanks Carrie.
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:09 pm

Think of all the good Service Dog do for humans. Think of what our lives would be like without our furry friends, they give and we take, it's a grand symbiotic relationship.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:18 pm
Thanks Kit, Thomas and Angie! Hope these links survive because these are wonderful moms (animal and human), babies, and a very worthwhile project!
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:32 pm
An hour later they are still visible. The live cam one works. The puppoes have, I think, finally passed out for the day. Carrie, I discovered today my entire page had disappeared! I did some looking around and finally found where it had been set to private, which I did not (intentionally) do. I change that setting, and it's back now. I was thinking it might have happened because I had to uninstall IE 10 beta for Windows 7. All kinds of web pages had been telling me I didn't have the latest version of IE and needed to update it to something newer than IE 6 (srsly) but they didn't kick me off so it was a minor inconvenience until I tried to do my state taxes and got kicked off. Then it had to go! You haven't changed any sofrware recently, have you? Incidentally I cannot imagine you being unkind.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:33 pm
>>still watching but SHOULD be in bed since hours!
 

Chris C. (131)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:49 pm
Again, thanks so much, Carrie. I've been watching them since just after they were born...I was able to get to the link/website after a bit of trouble...after your first posting. Such a wonderful cause!
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:53 pm
Carrie, you need some rest, go watch the adorable babies and relax. HUGS,Terry
 

Carrie B. (279)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:57 pm
Thanks Joanne, but I haven't changed anything and Terry others have noticed that some have my comments have disappeared ~ so it's not that I am some how hallucinating. The first comment on this thread WAS the link to the live cam some have been watching. It is gone.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:12 pm
I will bookmark this page, Carrie and look in on it in a day or two. Too tired now, I was looking for your remarks about your health, Carrie and saw IT'S A BOY and I blinked and thought Okay Way to go Carrie---then read a couple sentences more so will finish on the morrow---I watch different streamings quite a lot and it is great---
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:53 am
All of Carrie's comments on all MY posts are still gone! But it seems some of others' comments are also missing- what's going on at C2???
 

Sue H. (1)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:08 am
Peoples comments have gone missing before. I'm Sure Eric in F&S will get it sorted out on Monday. It happened to a friend of mine and took some time to get sorted out. It is an automatic thing with Care2, not because of your posts Carrie.

This sounds like a great program for the dogs.
 

Sue H. (1)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:10 am
The live cam was a page not found, too bad would have liked to see the puppies.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:50 am
My comments "disappear" sometims too when i disagree with people Carrie its because someone, either the one you disagree with or someone else has to flag your comment then care2 reviews it but to be honest MOST comments are just deleted period regardless if they are insulting or just a difference of opinion happens all the time its wrong but it happens all the time i believe thats called censorship!! And if they are gonna remove your comments-opinion then they should also remove the comments-opinions of the original comments you replied too or at yhe very least read the comments of the person who flagged your comments whoever flagged you obviously thinks theiropinions are the only right opinions or they just cant handle someone disagreeing with them either way its WRONG!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:52 am
weird, some of my comments i made a day or so ago on this thread are gone wonder why all i said was thanks and how great this post is weird
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:16 am
I do believe its another typical and often experienced glitch. I also saw that several comments form others are now gone on more than one of my recent posts.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:19 am
It is not likely just "deleted" as it makes no sense at all to delete comments INTENTIONALLY, e.g. from some of my posts that made front page. It looks pretty silly now, haivng enough notes on them but only 2-3 comments !
To me, that's proof it's a tech problem.
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:24 pm
Truly sweet...thank you for posting this Carrie!
 

Carrie B. (279)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:10 pm
Disagreeing with someone is not grounds for having a comment removed ~ unless the comment is mean or somehow offensive to the general readership.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:38 pm
Carrie, still no word from Eric? Your comments are still missing on my posts while some others have returned..strange.
 
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