Sad News Again

Breeder’s Note: We were beyond ill after receiving this note. We have withheld information about the pup’s identity, and anything that would lead back to the owner’s identity. Having a Weimaraner means being vigilant, and sometimes making big changes to your lifestyle. Failure to do so, might lead to tragedy.2_Mousse X Benton 5Wks  (15) - Ccr

Here is the edited note we received…

All 3 dogs were adjusting and getting along much better. I had many different thoughts about the future of all our weims, but, i never imagined that our OwyheeStar Weim would pass away so young….. all our hearts are breaking, the pain is almost unbearable. We had only known him for a few months — he was smart, he could retrieve balls and a frisbee, he barked the most often and the loudest in the neighborhood (pissing off our next door neighbor no end). he was a delightful dog and we loved him with all our hearts and souls. We miss him so much! Our house and the entire neighborhood is silent since his passing — no barks from any dog can be heard — they must know he is gone.

 Counter Surfing

This pup had a bad habit of counter surfing, which we were not able to break him of. He recently grabbed a piece of uncooked meat I was preparing for dinner from the cutting board — he was so fast, none of us could catch him, and he consumed it before i could get him.

 The final Counter Surf

Anyway, he got a hold of some blood pressure pills from the counter (he had the cap in his mouth when I came into the living room) so we never knew how many he took. The vets did their best, but to no avail. He died at home on Saturday afternoon with his mom and dad and Tony.

A sad ending

I thank you for selling us him. I am most sorry for this dreadful sorrowful ending.

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Posted on February 21, 2013, in Behavior & Training, Information and Education, Loss and Grieving, Quirks and Quandaries and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Oh no! How sad. I feel sorry for this poor pup and our tears are running now. After some bad but luckily nonhazardous experiences we have only paper towels on the counter top.

  2. Maybe you need a blog about in house gates and putting things out of the reach of these dogs. I blame the owners more than the dog.

    Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:52:00 +0000 To: bodie59@hotmail.com

  3. No one should EVER leave anything out that is a potential hazard. If they need it, medication should be out of reach of children and Weims. But — yes, a pup died because……… nuff said

  4. Yes, I posted this as a warning. The breed is opportunistic. If you cannot deal with it, then this is the wrong dog for you. It is heartbreaking……..children and Weims have to be watched. That is just how it is. :O)

  5. Scary stuff! :O) And, the sad reality cannot be undone.

  6. That’s the hardest part of it. Wish someone would be able to turn back the time. I hope all people would be careful and would switch some habits if they have a pup in their house.

  7. Education helps avoid problems. However, not every human hears what is being said. Some people think the Weimaraner is too much work. We just had some people dead-set on getting one say they cost too much, and are too much work. Uhhh whatever. Humans could be described much in the same don’t you think??? Lol

  8. Our Weimars are highly inquisitive and high-energy (we like to call it “busy”), very intelligent and have amazing scenting abilities, being a hunting breed. Owners MUST keep everything potentially hazardous out of reach of dogs- we have to be one, or two, or three mental steps ahead of them. A sad but common situation (per my veterinarians) is a dog owner who keeps dog medication- commonly tasty chewable tablets- in the same area of the dog food…the dog knows where his/her food is and finds the medications and quickly chews open the bottle and consumes them all, which can cause death. This is also another reason to kennel crate-train your dog; if I leave the dogs home for a short period, I kennel crate them in their “bed” so I don’t have to worry about them while I am gone. I joke that if I didn’t do that, Aspen and Willow would rearrange the furniture, dismantle the oven and remodel the bathroom while I was gone! On a serious note, PLEASE do an inventory of your home today and make sure nothing hazardous is available to your doggies!

  9. So true Jan, we have to retrain ourselves to not leave food, medication, and other items within reach of the Weimaraner. I told someone the other day that I keep snacks in the bottom oven. I know most people would use the bottom oven to bake on occasion, but mine is mostly for things we don’t want on the counter. We also put things inside the cupboard, and in the refrig. A person has to find a way to make it a win-win situation. These things are common events (and not sacred to the Weimaraner either). You are so right, their nose takes them to the smell of something good. The plastic medication bottle looks like something fun to chew, and may well taste good too. I posted this not to make people feel bad, but to provide insight. There is not way to turn back the clock once something like this occurs.

  10. on one hand – a Weimaraner is a full time job – that’s true ;o) maybe that’s the reason why he isn’t a breed for every one. The price is relative, we’ve heard so much sad stories about the “discount-puppies” – so, I think all the things what a Breeder can do for getting healthy and good puppies is not for nothing. They have to pay the vet invoices, good food, stud fees and pedigree fees too. not even mentioning all the time they spent and all the work what they have.

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