Thoughts & Comments

From Larry owned and adored by Reno

(a beloved Weimaraner).

 

Reno of Portland, Oregon

 

Everyday I look at Reno and I want to thank for the gift you brought me.

Right now he is wanting me to get his ball from him.

I thought you said that we would have to give them attention?

He will bring one toy to me and I will play with him for a while.

When I stop paying attention he will get a new toy.

This goes on until all of his toys are assembled around my chair.

I think he thinks that he is suppose to entertain me with his toys and bring a new one when I loose interest.

Now, he is barking at me for attention, next comes the attack on my shoes.

Every toy has a name. His favorite words are “Are you hungry?”

He is very smart for his age, wow what will he be like in a year or two?

Bye for now and Reno sends you his best dog kisses and love.

 

Is someone looking??? Or can I sneak out?

 

Later after some discourse Larry wrote this enlightening statement about what it takes to raise one of these wonderful companions.

It takes just about all of your time and patience to raise one of these pups. I’m still trying catch up on my sleep. You have to have a backyard and a crate or you not make it. You have to supervise the pup 24/7. If you let up for a minute problems will happen. I’m just echoing everything you say over and over each and everyday. Most dogs will eat, play some and sleep the  rest of the day and night with no problems. A weim will search every inch of his environment until he knows everything about it and then he will search it again starting from the other end. They work very hard at it. You can only try to keep up.

Breeder’s Note: Sometimes our wonderful Weim-loving clients say it best. Not that a single one would give up their fur family member. They are just almost always more work than most other breeds. People often ask why? Who can say? There are many factors and myriad of reasons for the challenges you face. As Larry well stated the facts…..using a crate makes it doable.

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Posted on October 26, 2010, in Previous Pup Update, Topper X Dusty. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. All of what Larry has to say is true and SO MUCH MORE. The biting of the shoes is constant. Our Sadie unties Sandy’s shoe laces 50 times a day. She knows better than to mess with mine. The search of their environment is constant during all their waking hours. But the most annoying and hardest to get use to is the hitting of your hands with their wet noses 500 times a day. Drives me to drink. Then there is the fanaticism about food, Sadie wants to eat whenever she is awake and she let’s you know about it contantly. She is 16 months old today and is very, very slowly growing into adulthood, surely not fast enough for us. At times she tries one’s patience way beyond the limit but then makes up for it with being such a sweetheart during limited periods of the day. Not everybody is qualified to be owned by one of these creatures but as you all indicate, none of us would give one of them up. Good luck Larry and all weim owned folks.

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