Category Archives: Bubbles X Boomer
~Celebrates Eight Great Years
Jagger recently celebrated his 8th Birthday with me (October 8th, 2012). I just wanted to let you know that he is doing well. I know you were concerned about him coming out to the Canadian West Coast where we get all the rain. He has performed well in all weather conditions and still comes with me to the woods on field work days. He scares off the bears and the squirrels drive him crazy.
He is a very unique dog where I com from, still amazes me how many comments he gets for his looks and colour.
Thanks for remembering us with this update. We genuinely appreciate it. As for adapting to rain–some Weimaraners become oppositional about going outside in the rain, but not all. Others flop in mud puddles, jump in ponds, lakes, or even the ocean. It is always wise to acclimate them to the idea that rain happens–Haha
One of my favorite updates was Jagger’s photo and our blog in the background, where you said you watched the video of some of our pups. There have been so many lovely updates over the years–we cannot thank you enough.
~ Needs your Vote
Click Here –Find Jaeger and Cast Your Vote
OMG OMG OMG – Jaeger is a contender in 2 categories of Willamette Week #PetPageant. He is a contender in “Most Joyful” and “Highest on Life” #pdxpetpageant – let’s get my baby the COVER! Can you please share to you facebook pages and encourage people to vote? He is the love of my life and I have you to thank
Voting is open until Jan. 19 to deliberate this important decision.
The pet in each title category that receives the most votes will be the title winner. And the pet that receives the most votes overall will be crowned our 2020 Ultimate Supreme Pet! This pet will be guaranteed to be on the cover of our Pet Issue. All across the city, this pet will be seen in their splendor and grandeur.
We hope you win Jaeger–and we hope everyone will drop whatever they are doing and cast their vote to help your cause. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Weimaraner on the magazine cover? Even sweeter–if it were an OwyheeStar. Thanks, Shannon and Jaeger.
Thought you might enjoy to see how my girl Alli is doing! She is a love bug, but boy is she afraid of everything! As a pup I exposed her to everything and she is still afraid of every loud sound, the lawn mower, and gun shots (which we have a lot of) just to name a couple. She is terrified of getting her nails clipped even though that is also something I worked on with her as a pup. She is just a dog with her very own ways. She loves me to no end and her whole butt wages when I am near. She shares my pillow with me and we cuddle when she is scared. She loves my kids and gives them lots of kisses.She has been a huge part of our family and I am so blessed you’ve allowed us to have this sweet girl!
There are many ways to end up with issues–especially loud noise sensitivity. We humans and I am not saying Ashley did or didn’t do this, tend to do the very thing that ingrains the fear rather than alleviates it. It is the most natural response in most cases. Well, nuff said. (Yes, I know it is more correctly enough said). Maybe it will be a topic of discussion one day soon. We have spoken about it before.
Thank you, Ashley, for loving this sweet girl and sharing with us.
Shela and Cliff,
I can’t remember what life was like before Winnie. Today marks her 2nd birthday and it feels like she has been with me longer than 2 years.
Some of Winnie’s favorite things to do are: sleeping (she will sleep all night with Brendan and then sleep all day with me, when I come home from working night shift), she’s a great copilot while going for rides wherever that may be (she is not fond of staying at home), she loves to hunt and gets better each time we take her out, and playing with her friends.Some of Winnie’s quirky habits are: running to the fridge whenever she hears anyone getting ice (just so she can have some too), spinning like a tornado when it’s time to eat or get treats (one of her nicknames is spinnie Winnie), rolling on her back in the middle of the floor to get belly rubs, and people watching in the front yard.Thank you for such an amazing companion.
Not What You Think
The Weimar might bring an occasion rodent, bird, or the found object to the door. Nevertheless, for most of us, there is a limit to our excitement for these gifts.
I am reminded of an adventure Leon, and I had when I about four years old. We came back from the woodsy neighborhood trek with a stick wrapped with a rattlesnake. We thought it was great. We didn’t understand the dangers. We had found this great snake, and it was dead. We just wanted to share our delight which was met with shrieks and a stern warning never to touch another snake. Today, I have no love for snakes even though I am acutely aware of the benefits they provide.
This story ended better than it began. Jessica writes:
Timber brought this snake out of the trees today while we were on our walk. Freaked me out until I realized it was a rubber snake.
It is the truth that this turned out well; however, for most of it, there would have been a certain amount of alarm. We say, rightly so. How on earth would you get then to leave a dangerous snake without getting hurt? There is a scary thought.
What the Weim finds is theirs. Right? Sometimes this is true. If they snatch something from another dog or a child, it might not be a good thing to encourage the behavior.
Willow found this ball on her walk. Of course, her Mama has bought her a lot of balls and other toys, but this find is amazing. Don’t you love her expression?
Jagger was hoping for a similar outcome when he pilfered another dog’s duck. Jagger helped himself to the duck, but Warren insisted they return it. It was not such a popular decision.
We believe that the Weimaraner loves finding things. Sticks, rocks, and toys are all good finds. They might also net a dead fish, frog, or mouse. This list is not always welcome in the house. Remember toads are toxic, so if your Weimaraner has one in their mouth it could be a concern. Any toad might cause foaming at the mouth which is scary in and of itself; however, most of the time a rinse with the hose eliminates the worst of the toxins. Keep in mind some toads are deadly–these are not the typical Pacific Northwest toad–click here to learn more.
Another popular find is the shed. Antlers are left for the picking each year, and these magnificent creatures grow a new set. Isn’t that amazing? You can train your Weimaraner to help you shed hunt too! Keith and Kash found a few excellent ones.
We’re happy to be celebrating Ruger’s 1st birthday today. The day started our day with a walk to his favorite places! Here is a picture of him on the trail, he loves to go here so much! Then we circled around and made our way home through the avocado groves. There were a lot of rabbits & dove to chase! We’ve been working really hard on his off leash training and he does amazing! We’ll give him some leftover chicken on his kibble tonight as a special treat too!
Just wanted to share a few recent Ruger photos.
He is doing great so far. He has just finished his intermediate obedience class & did pretty good. He still doesn’t like to down stay, so more work is needed! He is a real snuggler, especially with Shannon & my son’s dog, Blitz.
The Much Loved Weimaraner Companion
I just wanted to send a quick note about how much I am in love with, amused by and engaged with Jaeger. His is the joy of my life and simply goes everywhere with me. He knows 26 commands and is doing Scent Training/Nose Work like a pro. He is so sharp and engaged with a sweet demeanor and sense of humor; he is the most popular dog at the dog park! He also just finished his first photo shoot. He has his own Instagram page, @jaegersdiscoworld if you want to follow his shenanigans. Here are some recent pics to see how he is doing – he still has his baby blues. We traveled a lot this summer, and he loves the beach.
The official status of Weim markings is not applicable. Nonetheless, there are many coat variations in the breed. This marking; however, is quite possibly one of the most adorable. Check out the other kinds of coat variation by clicking here!