Category Archives: Undocked Tails

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At The Pearl with Mom

16114744_607516862774158_2605732107544346067_nWe knew Monday was around the corner. Yesterday, Mom and I went out and about.

She took me solo. She said it was to give me a break from the pack. She tells everyone I am very sweet. She loves to take me as a conversation piece if you ask me. One cannot be antisocial when there is a longhair weim at the end of the leash!

 

Feeling Off

I Guess it is Cabin Fever

phillips-lulu-and-lyla-ghee2Snow days kinda make me naughty… Even Lulu Jo looks disgusted at Lyla Ghee for helping herself to a seat at the table.  Snow days seem to bring the worst out in little Lyla Ghee but man she sure is a cute rule breaker!  She would sit at the table all day if we would let her.

phillips-lyla-ghee-asleepAs I write this Lyla has now fallen asleep on the chair.  It is tough being a naughty little Weim it tends to wear one out so you just pass out wherever you are 😳

Thanks, Shela and Cliff, never a dull moment with these two in our home!  We love them so so much 😘

Heidi Jo 

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Ringo

     ~ Part Two

Click Here to Read Part One

 

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Ringo loves the snow we got in early December, unusual for us here in mid-Michigan (usually we don’t get big storms until January). he follows my walking path around the yard, tearing around at full speed, just for the fun of it. He eats ice off our patio and gets grumpy when he can’t find the snowballs we throw him. He does pull the classic “never mind” in the evening – scratching to go out then refusing when the cold air hits him. All our snow melted over Christmas and now he’s back to boring activities like picking up sticks and jumping into the garden.

heermans-ringo-on-couchAt the end of the day, no matter what trouble he finds, Ringo curls up on the couch with me with a big sigh to tell me he’s done for the night. He is very sweet and affectionate. I sometimes half expect him to start purring when he flops down on my lap! Having a weim has seriously changed our lives, but the joy of full-butt wags at the door when we get home and nighttime snuggles when we both want the same pillow make the counter-surfing, door jumping, and general teen defiance worth enduring. Ringo is a big sweetie who loves his pack and we love having him in it.

One final note: Ringo learned a new trick this week – opening doors in the house! I came home and found the bedroom open and a warm spot on my pillow! Since discovering this superpower, he’s let himself into the bedroom, the bathroom, and my closet, which opens outward! We’re not sure how he managed that one. Fortunately, the outside doors all have knobs instead of handles, but now it’s just a matter of time until he realizes all the doors in the house are openable. I’m thinking a trip to the hardware store is in our future. Maybe he was just reminding us he’s a Weim.

Thank you for giving us such a sweet, adorable, ridiculous pup,

Abbey, Nick, and Ringo

And Then There Was

Ringo

     ~ Part One

 

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Bounding over soybeans

It’s been a big year for Ringo – we moved from an apartment to an acre of land outside of town this summer. It took some time to get used to the new sounds and Nick’s much busier and ever changing schedule, but he loves frolicking in his yard and finding good smells to roll in. Still, his favorite place in the world is visiting his human grandparents on “the farm,” 300 acres of corn and soybeans not far from Lake Michigan.

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Short and long tails – Ringo following Oakie around his fields

The farm includes family who adore him just like a human grandbaby, his favorite canine elders Oakie (11 years old, also a Weim) and Buddy (a 10-year-old cockapoo), and mowed paths around the fields closest to the house – perfect for running at breakneck speed. The only part of the farm he isn’t keen on is the horse. He snuck into her pasture once and barked up a storm right to her nose. Lucky for Ringo, Cindy is 37 and has seen his kind many times, and couldn’t care less.heermans-ringo-and-oakie

(Oakie looms over his “nephew.” Not pictured: Ringo’s tail thumping on the floor in delight at the barking)

Breeder Comment

Ringo was requested as undocked. We do accommodate clients wanting the smooth coat undocked (European Style). There is a very specific protocol. It takes planning, and you have to jump through all the hoops to get one from us.

Part Two of Ringo’s post coming soon!

Pack News

Zeus

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Zeus is adjusting well!  He’s trying to figure out his place in the pack.  As with any new baby sibling/big sibling relationship, he is following Artemis around and trying to copy her, and she’s getting a little annoyed, but they are figuring it out (as is Themis, our chihuahua who thinks she’s a weim!).  He’ll be a big boy, seeing as he is already half the size of his sister.
 He’s also picking things up super quick, including our feeding and potting routines, and he redirects easily when he’s doing something inappropriate (like trying to teethe on the table – bones work just as well!).

He very much wants to please, and is already sitting and coming on command, and follows me around the house and the office without a leash.  He is probably the most chill weim I’ve ever met!
 He has also already had his first bath with us.  He tolerated it surprisingly well, and I just love how his long hair gets all crimped as it dries!
He’s getting used to the kennel at night.  He still whimpers a little bit, but once all the lights are out and he knows the humans are going to bed too, he settles down.
Zeus has been a great addition to our pack!  More adventures to come!

Breeder Comment

Zeus is the Gray Longhair boy we showcased as Bruno. For all those wondering about him, here is the news you were waiting to read. Thank you, to his new family for the big welcome and this update.
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Making Magic

A behind the scenes Look

Terri Jacobson and her crew are nothing short of amazing. They make it look easy, right?

Boom

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Making Mischief

I Spy Pizza!

The Weimaraner is the ultimate Counter-surfing wonder dog. (Oops did I say dog? Forgive the slip).

Don’t be deceived. Maverick is being very good. Many agile light-footed Weims could bound up on the counter or over the gate with ease.

Blue Fluff Birthdays

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Maverick is the Middle Blue Fluffy Boy

It’s hard to believe one year ago Joe saw a picture of a brand new #Owyheestarweim baby and asked if any in the litter were fluffy. Here’s to many more years of naughty weim crimes, little baby boy!

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Breeder Comment

Happy Birthday to Buck, Maverick, and Levi!

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Santa

15025523_10207746673048127_4673714632523623857_oDuties include the neverending list of things such as lap warming. My latest achievement is making sure I spread Christmas Cheer.

Weim Crimes

Is A Thing

haffeys-goldee-prima-donnaThe Modeling Mogul Prima Donna (Goldee) has her moments. She loves the camera for the most part. Unless it were to interrupt a search for vermin that might gross out some who adore her. She has been known to nab a mouse or gopher. Recently, the turkey leg search was captured on video. Seriously, poultry is dangerous once it is cooked. They can eat the entire live bird with no ill effect. Cooked bones are another matter. Thank goodness this was more a search than a find.

 

We are honestly not sure what this says about the humans who love their Weimaraner. haffeys-goldee