The Maternal Side
-Lu (True X Benton)
I know you are low on content for the blog – sometimes I think I send too much about Lu, but this is precious.
First of all, Lu was born 2011, True x Benton. In her long-ish life she has NEVER met a baby – very cautious about other dogs (not so much about people, tho’ she has to “vet” strangers thoroughly!). But we have a beautiful new girl-baby in the family, our grand-niece, and her parents brought her down for a visit for a few days from Portland.
From the time little Juni (Juniper) arrived, Lu kept trying to figure her out…watched her constantly, getting ever closer, and getting upset if she fussed. Lu’s curiosity finally got the best of her the morning the family was leaving, and she approached our nephew holding Juni. You can see the result in this precious picture! Showing her “maternal” side! HA!
Thank you for this beautiful story–it is perfect. I am sure you know this is just the kind of thing that our readers love to see. Weims (like any dog) can be unpredictable. They are often inquisitive and cannot stand not to investigate that new tiny human.
Anyone who knows this breed must realize they are prone to quirks–and once they get an idea, that is typically that. You can try to get them to change their notion, but the concrete-thinking Weimaraner is not easily convinced. (OMG) So, introducing a baby to Weimaraner at any age should be approached with caution.
We love how careful Lu was and how you managed this situation. There is a story that resonates from the archives where a client had their first human baby, and the place the baby calmed best was laying on top of the Weimaraner–the two were inseparable. That Weimaraner, like Lu, was so careful.
While this is often the way it works, sometimes the Weimaraner is jealous and doesn’t go well. We cannot forget that they have been the center of the universe–the first baby. While a human baby is beyond precious and celebrated, casting aside and forgetting the faithful companion could go badly—good job to Lu and her family.
Posted on October 12, 2020, in Previous Pup Update, True X Benton and tagged A baby and a Weimaraner, Baby and Weim, Children and the Weimaraner, Weimaraner and a baby, Weimaraner and new baby in the family. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.