Category Archives: Previous Pup Update
~Can’t Believe She is Two Years Old
Milly (Bernie and Boone 18) turned 2 on April 6. Hard to believe it’s already been two years. She is such a delight! She is intelligent, loving, an amazing hunter, so playful and oh so sassy. Her demeanor is definitely more mature these days, though you will still see her youthful mischievousness come out when she is bored.
She loves to play ball and this her greatest energy expenditure each day. She is loving the stay at home order and gets to chase the kids around with what they are doing all day long. She has been involved in their constant activities. We love her and are so thankful for the wonderful dog you have provided for us! Hope all is well with you! Enjoy the pictures.
We are thrilled to receive your update and the news about Milly. The photos thrill us, too. She is a lovely all-around Gray Ghost Weimaraner that hunts. What could be more excellent?
~ How About This?!?
Here’s a way to exercise your Weimaraner and to have a ton of fun too–unless you end up on the ground.
These two are amazing.
~News From The “McPack”
(March 21) So last weekend, in a snowstorm, my husband was exercising Lu (7 yrs. Old) with her usual running, retrieving, hide-and-go-seek- for- the- ball routine. She was out searching and beyond view when suddenly a stampede of deer (at least 25) came racing across our property – chased NOT by Lu, but by an unknown black lab. Steve called Lu back to the garage and put her on a stay. Then it all happened in reverse, the deer racing the other way, right in front of our garage! Steve was able to get the dog’s attention and order him “home.”
When I was helping clean Lu’s feet after she got inside, I was shocked to see a large “gouge-like” wound on her left rear knee along with some scrapes. It wasn’t bleeding much, no muscles were showing, but the skin had been peeled back, etc . Then we discovered an identical injury on her other rear leg. Cleaned it up, medicated, and bandaged as much as we can, but realized she was going to need professional help. Hence, the next morning he took her to our vet in Redmond first thing. After a day of surgery, she was picked up at the vet’s…..stitched, stapled, and with the cone, which she will be wearing for 2 weeks.
We still have no idea exactly how it happened – we are guessing that she either misjudged a leap across the concrete berm on one side of our property or slipped on snow. It’s not in a place that she would have gotten a deer kick unless she was lying on her back (doubtful), plus the even spacing of the wounds would argue against a kick. But we’ll never know.
YIKES – life can change in an instant. She’s not happy with no running but has adapted to the cone amazingly. Also, Lu is figuring out which way to turn when she reaches a wall, even going upstairs (with supervision) to be with Steve. She’s getting lots of love and attention – and pain pills and antibiotics.
So (like most everyone, we are all sheltering in place now. And if we can all keep our equilibrium !!) will hopefully emerge healed, healthy, and still getting along with each other!
Hugs to you all,
The “McPack” – Sharyl, Steve and Lu (TOO MUCH FUN !)
Hand-woven and Knitted Wearable Art. –Sisters, OR
I know by now everything is back to normal. But–it took us entirely too long to post this entertaining story. Oh, Lu — so many stitches.
~Looking Out My Window
Mom hasn’t taken me to play with my friends in a while. I miss them all so much. Dad has been working from home and it’s the best. I get to spend so much time with him, he takes me for runs but it’s not nearly as fun as going to the park. I wonder when things will go back to normal.
We appreciate this update–it speaks to our situation. We feel your frustration.
Sucia and Patos are taking shelter in place rules to heart…..in this case, on the same Kong bed. May all of us 2-leggeds stay patient and safe and healthy and enjoy the comfort that our OwyheeStar Weimaraners can provide.
We are happy to two these two sweet girls are keeping each other company. I am sure they don’t mind the rules too much–stay safe.
~On the Oregon Coast
Bart practicing social distancing on the Oregon coast, he’s not a big fan of not seeing his friends. He spends his day on the couch, playing on the beach, lying the deck (he looks like Stackhouse) or getting wet/dirty. Everything is very slow here. We live in a tourist town and it’s deserted. Hope this finds You, Cliff and the Weims safe and sound.
Stay Healthy–Dan, Polly & Bart
It is excellent to see Bart in the fresh air and enjoy the coastal area. I should say, mountain tourist locations here find it very difficult–people have escaped the city and flooded those areas. So, it is a very different situation.
At the beginning of 2019 we moved from the PNW to Southern California, Los Angeles. Lucee now 12 yrs old has gone on many journeys over the years with me and now the family, there hasn’t been one like this! We are all now settled into a new home, new surroundings, and all new adventures.
Lucee has been actively playing with the kids, swimming in the pool, going on hikes through poppy fields, and even running on the infamous sandy beaches (very much different than those of the Puget Sound). Pics below are of the fam. Jack (4), Taylor (2), and of course Lucee (12).
Thank you for this update–and the cute photos of Lucee’s life. We are looking forward to working with you again.
Oh babies! LOL They are the cutest thing in the world and a reminder that everything has to be explored and possibly tasted. I clearly had forgotten this stage: we are making 20 trips outside a day, praising every outside potty, and the only accidents have been me not getting her downstairs fast enough in the morning and twice in her kennel when i was at work. Can’t take my eyes off her in the house. Oops, move that cord. Oh, better put those books up higher. What’s in your mouth? She loves the bark chips that surround her new kingdom, it is loaded with baby size sticks.
She has met her first new friend, played chase, found toys to last a lifetime (some new, some hand-me-downs), gone on a couple short walks, and loves just surveying the yard. Her Whistle device that tracks her movements and also has full GPS tracking should she ever get loose (not likely by any stretch!) is now on a smaller collar and her little walking harness should last several months. She is about 17 lbs of almost pure love – i think a couple of those pounds are razor blade crocodile teeth!!
We are following Cliff’s suggestions to the tee and she is eating three times a day. She loves the puppy food. NuVet supplements, check. She is starting to respond to her name, but not consistently. She likes going upstairs, but I have yet to entice her to come down on her own. I have some friends nearby with an aging dog and a one year old that might take Franny one day a week while I am at work – one of the adults in the house is retired and home all day.
So – the updates from our first few days are great. I will probably be exhausted before we leave potty training stage, but it goes by fast enough, i will miss this little snuggle face as she gets bigger. 🙂
If you want to use for the blog – feel free – edit as you like. I mostly wanted to let you know all is well out here in Hillsboro!! I am thinking about the whole naming thing now. Not sure yet what I want her to be “officially”.
I hope you are well. K Marie and Franny
We are happy that you could bring her home–we had the Longhairs that were not yet promised. She is a lovely girl–but a baby as you say. Thanks for the update.
This inside stuff is too much–
Pushkin is very needy this morning. He has tried to crawl into my lap twice. I think the isolation and the rain are beginning to wear on him a bit as they are with me. Unfortunately there is no end in sight for either the rain or the isolation.
Rain, rain go away come again another day. We are still asking for sunshine.
Six Candles and a Cupcake
Just wanted to send you some pictures of our beautiful girl turning 6. It’s times like this it’s nice to slow down, and focus on things that matter and that are precious to us.
Collette Bauer & Family –Kalispell, Montana.
Thank you–we love these photos and the video. I know everyone will enjoy it. We desperately need positive upbeat news in light of COVID-19.