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~Meghan – Age 15
Sherlock changed all of our lives completely. He has such a big personality that I had never seen in a dog before. He is absolutely hilarious and never fails to make us laugh with his strange ways of life. Although he barks really loudly, which can be a little hard to manage, he is so sweet and loves cuddling. He taught my siblings and me how to be responsible dog owners and how to care for a living thing. I think that having a dog has brought our family closer together because with him we go on road trips, hikes, and visit some of the most beautiful mountains. Having a dog requires a lot of exercise which is great because now we’re always outside hiking or running with him. I personally love to go running with Sherlock because he does a good job staying by my side and can run for a long time.
Meghan–what an excellent post you created. We love how Sherlock has meant so much to each family member and how everyone mentions his big personality. Oh my gosh–your family has given him everything he needed to thrive.
~ From Lilah – Age 12
Sherlock has been a dream come true, honestly. The years leading up to him coming home, I wanted a dog SO BADLY!!! I remember the day he came home, from the way all three of us stacked up to peer through the tall window next to the door, to the way he stumbled as his frightened eyes caught the first glance of his siblings. He was right to be frightened, we would tear up his peaceful life with his little puppy siblings and his momma and change it into one full of adventure, kisses, hugs, and so many memories. He’s a crazy dog, one that lights up our lives so much. For the almost 4 years we’ve had him, I’ve looked forward to seeing him in the morning, coming back from my Mom’s to see him, and just doing anything with him. His reaction tells us he feels the same way, first howling as he’s awoken from his sleep, then catching a glance of us from the bend in the stairs, and then still howling but somehow whining and spinning in circles with his tail an invisible blur, as he rockets over to his bed where he waits while we make our entrance. Having that welcome home is always something I look forward to. Who knew, an animal, someone we can’t understand or be understood by, could love so much and just be such an individual.
He’s got this way of knowing when you’re upset, and just being there. He’s a cuddler, and can be found most of the time under the covers, taking up the entire bed in my brothers room, where he usually sleeps. When he’s not with Lucas, he’s somewhere else, laying on top of someone and being sooo cute. He’s an example of how loving we can all be – if all we do is think about food, hikes, sleep, and his hoomans. Even if we can’t all be like Sherlock, a cute little bug that is literally only a heart with legs, we can all think about how we can be happier and make people happier. I couldn’t imagine my life without Sherlock, and I’m so happy I don’t have to. He’s a part of our lives that brings us all together, from laughing at him being a nut, to all hiking with him, or taking him to the park and watching his victory laps as he proudly struts around, bragging that he caught his ball. He’s so incredible, and has taught me so much about life and living it. Thank you, Buddy.
We love your description, Lilah, of life with Sherlock. It is fabulous to have a different perspective. Cliff and I cannot be happier that he fills your life with joy and mirth–it is why we do what we do.
He has logged hundreds of miles of mountain trails with our family, and he has his own pack to carry when we do overnight trips. He loves to SUP and be in kayaks, but he gets upset if we are too far apart at any point – he is the epitome of a velcro dog and just wants his pack together at all times. If we leave the house for 10 minutes, you would think we were gone for a year by the full body wag and frantic circles we are greeted with when we return. This may be our most treasured quirk about him.
He does, however, have the worst bed manners. We just ordered a king bed because no matter where we move, he just moves closer so that his full weight is pressed up against us to snuggle. It’s super sweet and keeps our chiropractor busy. His snoring is impressive, and he’s spent more time in the cone of shame from his misadventures than we can count. His least favorite thing in the world is getting his nails trimmed – it takes all five of us to get it done…
He has brought so much love and joy to our family. He is the first dog for Beau’s kids, and they love him more than they ever thought possible. In fact, each of them wanted to write their own personal story about Sherlock which we will be sending separately. Thank you OwyheeStar (Shela and Cliff) for giving such a beautiful gift to our family!
Bambi and Beau
Life with the Weimaraner is much as you describe–for the most part. Thanks for the details. I am sure our readers are eating up everything you share.
Cliff has been working with Patti on a few basic skills. The Down Stay is considered essential.
He is Beau’s first Weim
We have had Sherlock now for 3 ½ years. He is Beau’s first Weim and my second. As a puppy Sherlock was nearly perfect – he was happy, social, adventurous and learned an amazing heel early on. Our one mighty struggle was crate training. He just wasn’t having it, and wrecked a couple of crates in the process, At six months we shifted directions, and Sherlock had free roam of the house. We feared for our furniture, but he couldn’t have been happier or better behaved. We learned that each Weim is individual and we just needed to adapt to him. This was clearly part of his master plan all along…
Our family is an active family, and Sherlock’s love of the outdoors drives almost everything we do. He’s travelled with us on all of our family vacations, and so far has visited eight states and British Columbia. He has his own Instagram account (@thewileyweim) so we can share his adventures with our friends and family. There isn’t a body of water he doesn’t love, from the smallest puddle to the Pacific Ocean. He is obsessed with chasing a ball and is the fastest dog we’ve ever seen. He likes to control the pace of the throwing by holding on to the ball when he starts getting a little tired, but when we start throwing a second ball he can’t help himself and just chases the second with the first in his mouth. He also does some hysterical preening by running around us in a circle when he brings a ball back – it’s always just a lot of fun and laughs.
Bambi and Beau
Yesterday your firsts segment rocked the world, Sherlock. Let’s see what happens today. Again, thank you!
~Greetings from Northern California!
We are long, long overdue to send you an update on Sherlock, so we are making up for it by sending you a lot! Beau and I have included about 15 pics from his pup days until now. Beau’s three kids each wrote their own update and we will send each of them along separately with a couple of pics of each kid with Sherlock. We know you love to have material on your pups and this way you have some you can send out as/when you see fit. Sherlock is wonderful and is a happy, healthy and active boy who brings so much joy to our lives – thank you so much and we hope you are both safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Bambi and Beau
We are thrilled to share several segments in the coming week that feature Sherlock (Zula Blue X Blue). We appreciate all the effort you and the kids put into sending this update. We know our readers will feel the same.
I haven’t sent an update for a few weeks so thought I would send you these photos from today’s excursion. He was somewhat scared of the sound of the Razor so sat on my lap the whole way out and back. We had a great time in the mountains. The last photo shows you just how tired out he got. He put himself in the crate when we got home!
The one photo of him smiling reminds me of Bernie–who wags her tail and smiles a lot. She is a sweet girl–the only problem we have with her is she likes to take off to go hunting in the neighborhood. We have to stay vigilant.
Bisbee looks to be growing and possibly will need a larger kennel before too long. Thanks for the lovely update.
~ Running Loose
Here are a few snapshots of Hattee who has the current litter which is featured on our Website. It is the Early Summer Litter –we are not expecting pups until Fall or Early Winter. Thanks to Hattee for the eight beautiful babies–all have been promised.
~Traumatized by Bugs
One would think that this 72 pound, 8-year old Weimaraner is totally fearless! She protects us from the mailman, from anyone who rings our doorbell, UPS Trucks, squirrels, cats, people walking down our street pushing strollers or dogs, and from the bellows from an anxious bloodhound who’s owners walk him regularly near our street! She has a very loud bark that may cause concern to anyone who does not know her. Big dog + loud bark = perhaps a dog to be feared!!
Maizie has one fear in life though….flying insects! She knows the word “BUG.” When someone says that word, she instantly looks UP! She has learned bugs usually fly high—ceiling height. She is afraid of bugs! She will quickly exit the room to “hide” in her crate! Here is a photo snapped two years ago of Maizie “hiding in her crate” after being traumatized by seeing a fly! (ears back, look of concern!) This morning there was a fly in our bedroom. She shivered for an hour while I petted her to console her to assure her everything will be alright. She still took refuge in her crate. Jerry eventually got rid of the pesky fly that traumatized our sweet almost fearless Maizie!
Too funny — and I am sure her fear of bugs was accidentally ingrained. Our most natural responses are (typically) what we need to avoid. She is a sweet precious paper-shredding girl.
~ The Cuteness Factor
It’s been a week already so I thought I’d send you an update. We took Enso (We named him Enso Boone) to the vet on Wednesday for an introduction and there were no concerns overall from the vet other than Enso distracting the entire veterinary office with his cuteness! haha!
I’ve attached a few photos – mostly of him sleeping. It’s tricky to get a photo when he’s awake as he’s usually going 90mph like the typical weim! We got his AKC registration finalized and his microchip registered so we’ve had a good first week. Enso is quite the cuddle-bug. If you’ve got a blanket and a lap to lay on he’s there! 🙂
I hope the rest of the pups are doing well. Perhaps you and Cliff are able to get some rest.
We can agree that it is hard to capture the moment–the Weimaraner has two speeds. 1–Full speed ahead or also called on. 2. Crashed out–sleeping. We are glad things are going well–and we agree he is darned cute.