Category Archives: Bettee X Manfred
~ Dog Park Chance Meeting
Tango arrived at our local dog park on Wednesday, and immediately spotted a long-haired Weimaraner. There are very few Weims in our area, so we took an immediate interest.
We soon learned not only that they were both Owyheestar pups, but that they were the same age as well. As her “parents” described getting her as an older puppy two months earlier, I realized that this was the famous Addie, who had been featured on the Owyheestar blog on a couple of occasions. Now that the smoke has cleared in the Valley, they were in town on a late camping trip, and had made a visit to our neighborhood haunt.
I tried my best to get a good photo, but Addie was very focused on her ball, and Tango was soon focused on one of his gal pals, Susan the Samoyed, who was featured in a prior Tango update. They were just visiting our turf, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for them once camping season rolls back around.
Hello Tom–thank you for getting this newsy update that included Addie. I know everyone is going to enjoy it as much as we did. We love that Tango is such a friendly boy.
~Never miss a mud puddle –bath tubs are evil
I’d give you an update on Miranda (Bettee x Manfred, 2019).
It’s hard to believe she’s already 10 months old, but still very much all puppy! She spent her summer camping with us and now comes to expect morning and evening hikes in the woods. Fortunately we worked on recall with her all spring so she was able to frolick along with us, meaning up and back countless times as she is always checking in.
She is proving quite the water dog. And this means ANY water: lake, stream, muddy road crossing, puddle…anything but bath water! Our biggest challenge is with loose leash walking. Having to share the road with other walkers or those big scary cars is just too overwhelming for her right now. So we just keep working on it in a quiet setting every day.
Miranda is lovely–and what adventures you are sharing. Lake, stream, muddy road crossing, puddle….anything but bath water!
Adapting, Accommodating, and Moving Furniture
Somewhere in our decision making process, we landed on getting an older puppy. So instead of bringing home an 8 week old pup from Owyheestar, we brought home 8 month old Addie. What a ride! You can try to be ready for anything, and then there’s reality. We’re glad to be retired with the time for our wonderfully challenging new job.
Addie moving to town has meant big adjustments for her and us. She’s afraid of some people and situations and then thrives in many others. We’re all learning what works and what needs work. I think she’s finally figured out that it doesn’t pay to get into a stubborn contest with me.
She just sailed through two weeks of recuperation after being spayed and is back to hiking and bounding through the house. One of our adjustments was rearranging furniture to accommodate her preferred zoomie path.
Every day she makes us laugh, pull out our hair, and be so thankful we brought her home. All (well, most) is well…
We are happy to know you are surviving and that Addie is doing well. The ups and downs of the Weimaraner are a thing–you have done marvelously. I think my favorite part is the rearranging of the furniture–what a great picture that poses.
~With Freya and Ava
I thought you would like seeing a couple of photos of the girls ( Freya and Ava Blue) on their trip on the pontoon boat at Lake Roosevelt.
We started out with the life jackets and then gave them a reprieve after they settled down.
Actually, they were exhausted from swimming and wanted to sleep all the way back to the house!
Thanks ever so much for this update–it is greatly appreciated.
~AKC Puppy Class
First ribbon on the books!
Maybe you noticed that Dink earned his first ribbon and wondered about this program. To learn more—click here!
20 STEPS To Success: The
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®
- Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams,
- Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge
- Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
- Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC
Approved CGC Evaluator
- Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up
- Owner has obtained some form of ID for
puppy-collar tag, etc.
- Free of aggression toward people during at least
6 weeks of class
- Free of aggression toward other puppies in class
- Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
- Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
- Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy
PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®
- Allows (in any position) petting by a person other
than the owner
- Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam
- Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight
line (15 steps)
- Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other
people 5-ft away
- Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure
- Down on command-Owner may use a food lure
- Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called
- Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented
- Stay on leash with another person (owner walks
10 steps and returns)
~Aka Patti and sometime Patti Cake
The trip couldn’t have gone any better. Now I am checking and rechecking every corner of the house and attempting to disembowel the toy you sent. (Oops) We’re happy campers–me and my family.
I wondered why you were fussing with me so much lately—all these changes and wanting me to do different things. I now see you planned to let me have my new Oregon family–so I am reporting we made it home. I am surveying the landscape and deciding where first to raise a little havoc. I know you would not want me to miss an opportunity.
~And Something like this
Yes, we received a few photos and saw others on Facebook. There were those wearing sound-proofing earmuffs to avoid the noise, and others were wrapped in blankets. But these two (Asher and Dink) just posed for Mama wearing their bow ties. It is not over until it is over, though.
~ Outdoor Freedom On Hold For Now
Freya finally made the trip to the vet to get spayed.
Now she is having to stay inside with her momma for a week. You can tell by the look on her face she is soooooo bored watching me telework . . .
Then papa cut up grandpas elk horns (he gave us them to cut up for the dogs to chew on) that she yarded out of the office (from under a table) . . . and life was good for her again!
Jeanne and Corie Henke
The eye is on the Mama–and it speaks volumes. She looks no worse for wear, though. I am sure slowing her down is a pipe dream. (Haha)
~ Quite the Pair
She loves to run: on the trails, next to the bike, and in the park. Most of all she loves her brother, Hank.
I am sure in and around Boise they make a statement–get looks and comments. Thank you for loving them so much–taking such good care of them as well.
My Fur Kids!
Here are some more pics of Liesl and of course Hank. Liesl came to live with us on New Year’s Eve, 2019.
Maybe that’s why she’s such a firecracker! The best word to describe her is “spirited.” She is seemingly not afraid of anything! She’ll chase the vacuum cleaner and her brother Hank with equal energy.
We have other moments, too–such as around the house and at the office.
That is very funny that she chases the vacuum. I am sure many a Weim person wished their Weim was fearless. You are busy with the two, thank you for all you do with and for them.