Category Archives: Previous Pup Update
~ Colby Checks it Out
Hi! I hope this finds you doing well! I thought you might like a photo for the blog.
My husband and I celebrated our 13 year anniversary and Colby couldn’t be more excited about “daddy’s” gift. I told him you that “I love you, deer! May I have a nibble, now?” is not something you should say when having your first encounter with a new friend. He disagreed.
Blessings to you!
I sure Colby could not believe his good fortune–and indeed, he wanted a nibble. His new chewy –but …
~ We Are At Your Service
In Oregon, Pushkin and Zula Blue have been eating their share of blueberries. And most of us spotted Dink with the strawberry. What more do we say?
It is not the first trip to the berries or the garden–in fact, Zula and Pushkin were featured with the blueberries before.
Note: This article first appeared in the Waterland Blog on Jul 29, 2020 | –used with permission.
Jan’s dog ‘Willow’ keeping cool!
By Jan Magnuson
We all enjoy playing with our pups and taking them for walks and hikes during this sunny time of year! Just like we take into account the potential effects of the direct sunlight, warm temperatures, and humidity on ourselves, we also should consider how our “furry family members” will fare! I adore my three girls “Willow,” “Daisy,” and “Violet,” and want to always make sure they are safe, healthy, and happy!
Before beginning a summer exercise routine with our dogs, it is a great idea to have them examined by our veterinarian to make sure they are able to safely participate. We should ask if our dogs have any health considerations or special needs that should be addressed before we take them out and about with us in the summertime weather.
We need to consider our dogs’ individual challenges to the warm weather like how much coat they have, if they are overweight and out of shape, or if they have a “pug face” (“brachycephalic”, like my Japanese Chin “Violet”) in addition to any specific health issues they may have like prior injuries, strains or arthritis, skin inflammation, etc.
When we are ready to go out with them, it is a good idea to have a small basic first-aid kit, our cell phone (with our vet’s and emergency vet’s phone numbers), and of course fresh water for them and for us. If we are going to take a longer hike, having snacks may be appropriate as well.
Because I am so active with my dogs, I have many different locations I take them for playtime, walks and hikes. So, on days that are hotter than others, I take them to a trail I know has more shade and is cooler and is possibly even near water. I also tend to do “laps” instead of going straight up and then back, as that way if it gets really hot, we can stop anytime mid-lap instead of having to go a long distance back to our truck.
Another consideration is if the walking surface – pavement, concrete, gravel – on a trail or roadway could be too hot. I place my hand flat on the surface and if it feels too hot for me, it is too hot for my dogs’ pads! So, using a trail that is grass and has lots of shade is a better option, or I can walk on the paved trail but make sure my dogs walk on the grass.
Stopping often in the shade to allow our dogs to lie down and relax and get a drink of water is helpful too.
Always watching our dogs to make sure they do not overheat is imperative – dogs can get too hot very quickly, so we should always keep an eye on them to make certain they are not showing any symptoms of heat exhaustion, as that can quickly become an emergency.
Thank you, Jan–there are no adequate words to cover all you have done for us and with Willow.
Willow has been a superstar her entire life! She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!
~ About Who Was Driving or Who Should Be at the Wheel
Tripp has traveled all over the Pacific Northwest, and recently he made a journey that included Yellowstone and other noted locations. Clearly, he would be fine if his mother road in the backseat–but getting his paws on the wheel –no telling where that would lead.
Oh, the life of Tripp–he has had the most exciting adventures. Seen places about which some of us can only dream. Thanks to his ever so faithful Mama.
~In St. George, Utah
This is Ashley! Casey and I are the proud and happy parents of Enzo! We picked him up back on May 2nd! His parents are Boone and Clover and he was born on February 28! I was wondering if you know if any of his siblings are in the Utah area? Las Vegas? We wanted to do a little reunion with his siblings if they are close! We are in St George but driving somewhere for a weekend so he can have some fun with his litter mates would be worth it for us!
He’s turning into a handsome dog! He’s very eager to learn and has a great sniffer on him! Can’t wait to get him trained on tracking/hunting!
He’s a Velcro dog for sure and loves to be involved in everything. We do let him sleep on our bed and he loves to snuggle but knows that breakfast is at 8 AM every morning and will never let us sleep past 8!
He has some adult Weimaraner friends and one of the other owners is getting a puppy weim in a few weeks! He plays hard and sleeps even harder. His favorite treats are pig ears Or cow tendons and he will usually carry them around the house and hide them until he is ready to eat them. He loves sunbathing in the morning after eating breakfast and his evening walks out by the fields where he can chase birds. He found us a deer leg that some coyotes had left – we did not let him pick it up but he pointed and got excited. He’s been the biggest blessing to us since Puppy Kane passed away in April. He sniffs Kane’s collar every once in a while and always seems to know when Kane is on my mind. He will boop my hand or leg or face with his snoot and give me a few kisses. It’s amazing.
Anyway, I’m sorry for rambling on. We would just love to have a litter mate reunion! –Ashley
Hello, Ashley and Casey! It is so excellent to hear from you. As to meeting up with his littermates–they are somewhat scattered through the Pacific Northwest and even in California. Who knows what connection you might be able to make. Possibly one of them would connect with you via this post. Please stay in touch–we love hearing about the adventures of Enzo.
I must admit when people come to us having lost a pup from another breeder; I get nervous. We are thrilled that Enzo is thriving.
Luna is an amazing girl, and a great addition to my life, and I ended up naming her luna. She’s definitely a handful but, she’s super sweet and great motivation to keep me active lol
I am also starting to think about getting a second pup for a good companion for luna. I’m curious about a blue long haired. How rare are they and how long of a wait for one?
We were so happy to get this update on Luna. We look forward to working with you in the not too distant future. Have a beautiful summer!
`Maizie Gets her Chair
Maizie, age 8, has lived her life without being allowed full access on human furniture and beds. (She has no idea other Weims get full privilege). (She has numerous comfy beds and fleeces of her own in every room of the house). About two months ago, she weighed the situation and took a gigantic risk. She stepped right up on the comfy recliner chair in our bedroom and curled up into a ball! We were so stunned we were speechless! She didn’t get yelled at! We didn’t have the heart to scold her. We relaxed our expectations justifying, “Well, she’s 8.5 years old….she’s getting older etc etc etc)”. It’s Maizie’s chair now for certain times of day—at her choosing. We ask her when we want to sit in it. The power of the Weim!
The Weimaraner doesn’t see herself as a dog–and her humans use furniture. Having a fancy dog bed isn’t the same–look this chair just fits. What more should I say? Well, nothing more to say other than we do so appreciate this photo and your little story that we could use for the blog.