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~One of Each
I hope all is well with you and Cliff and the dogs! We have had quite the summer over here trying to keep kids and dogs entertained while also maintaining all the social distancing requirements! I wanted to send you a quick update and some pictures of our girls.
Frida (Bernie x Boone) is still very much a puppy, but has calmed down enough to cuddle with the kids on occasion. She loves everyone and every dog she meets, even if they don’t necessarily want to love her back! She’s turned into a fantastic running partner and only gets distracted by squirrels and deer. When we can convince her, she enjoys a very quick dip in the pool.
Clover is warming up to everyone still, but is no longer nervous around the kids and their noise. She has been joining me and Frida on our morning walk/jogs and is getting good on the leash. She’s also happy to inform me (quite vocally!) anytime there is another dog, squirrel, horse, bird, anything nearby.
We spent a day up at Lake of the Woods a few weeks ago and brought the girls. They loved lounging on the boat and barking at any ducks we came across. As you can see in the pictures, Frida provided an excellent pillow for my daughter when it was time for a quick snooze.
Thank you again for both of these amazing dogs. Our life would be so much less exciting without them!
Lauren, Chase, Kids, Frida, and Clover
Most certainly, life is fuller, more demanding, and exciting with the Weimaraner in your household. Some people lament their decision to add the Weimaraner. Most Weimlovers cannot imagine life without at least one. It is unthinkable. No matter what Weimaraner we get, there are challenges of one sort or the other. Thank you, for being one of the great OwyheeStar families–and for adopting Clover into your family.
Here is an update on Clover and Frida and send along some pictures of them. Clover is doing wonderfully in most ways – she LOVES Frida and they are basically inseparable (which is great for us since it gets out lots of their energy. We all know a tired Weimy is a happy Weimy!) She is still adjusting the the noise of our kids and my husband, but she is sweet with all of them. She spends her days either laying next to me as I teach or outside with Frida and then on a long walk in the evening when it’s cooled down enough.
Frida is just over a year old and still very much a puppy in many ways, but she has somehow convinced Clover that she is in charge! Anyways, thank you for both of these amazing dogs. We are so happy to have them in our lives 🙂
In case you didn’t know, Clover recently retired and joined this beautiful household in Southern Oregon. Adding a second Weimaraner is tricky–puppy or otherwise. There are always things to work through, and we are so happy to hear things are going well–especially the fact that both Weims love each other.
Winchester Opus and Stanley
In the bedroom–Every one kind of has their spot and then they rotate a bit during the night. Stanley has no concept of personal space. As long as he’s touching someone. 💙Now out back it is whole different scenario
Like so many people I am no longer working due to government forced closure of nonessential businesses. I needed to be able to sit outside if I’m forced to stay home, so after two weeks of research, I splurged and bought a little set for the back porch. We are all enjoying it! Even today, it’s a rather chilly 45’ but the hummingbirds are visiting, the squirrel is taunting and the sun is out. Perfect for enjoying my coffee and my babies. 💙💙💙
We are all doing whatever we can to keep our sanity. I think we can agree the Weims help us on so many levels.
~Winchester, Opus and Stanley
Every one kind of has their spot and then they rotate a bit during the night. Stanley has no concept of personal space. As long as he’s touching someone. 💙
I am not sure what personal space means–the ultra Velcro Weimaraner, for the most part, seems to think they are better when touching to or someone they love. Some are more clingy than others.
For all those who only have the one Weimaraner (or might be just starting with their first), can you imagine someone living with three? People do it, and in some cases, they even might have four family Weimars–but it most certainly is not for everyone.
~We’re Going Public
The weather is finally cooling off in south Texas! I saw someone do this for their dog on the internet and I wondered if my boyz would like it…success! It just took a few minutes of positive reinforcement and they trusted the contraption. 😹
Sending love and weim kisses! ~Melinda
This gadget is fabulous. I have a little face and ear massage that is kind of similar. Thank you for sharing this with us.
~Opus a saurus — one who mouths everything
Like most Weims, he is mouthy–I’ve really struggled with this habit of his. He is the reason I engaged the services of a trainer.
Not Gonna Happen
This picture is from one of the visits and from the dog trainer. He just laid there. He’s the reason I needed the trainer–remember. He’s not wanting to work on stuff. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.
It’s quite alarming when he grabs you by the arm if you’re not comfortable with 85 lbs of lovin’. Then he nibbles your butt. Always predictable. Never harmful. We’re making strides. This picture is from one of the visits from the dog trainer. He just laid there. He’s the reason I needed the trainer. He’s very mouthy, like most Weims. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.
Ok that’s it for now. I just love them all. Thank you. Can’t imagine belong without these guys.
Can I just say you are the best–thank you, Melinda, for your response to my request. BTW–I appreciate everyone who has already send something for our blog–and those who still plan to do so.
~Whipped Cream Involved
I just wanted to share this 🤣 you can’t see Opus in the video I put on FB. I love how he backs up 😂I think he is not impressed with how this sprays out. Whipped cream in my dish please.
That you, Melinda–you are always good to share the cute and unique situations you encounter. With three OwyheeStar kids–I am sure you see the likeness and at the same the unique quirkiness. Love to you and Winchester, Opus, and Stanley (the Longhair).
~Sweet, smart, and playful
She is such a great dog; sweet, smart and playful. She’s really matured in her second year of life. Thank you so much for picking such a wonderful dog for our family, we are so happy to have her!
~The boat Vyper is in I bought just for him, he’ll be going on the boat this Friday as I kayak.
I wanted to thank you. I purchased a puppy from you in September, his dad was Tugman. I love my puppy soooo much. I named him Vyper, Hyper Vyper is his name. I just wanted to thank you!!!!!!!
My girlfriend is always taking pictures of him.
It Has Been a Rocky Road
In October a little over a month after I picked up Vyper, Elizabeth and I were involved in a motorcycle accident. My kneecap shattered in 10 places. I had to have a friend watch Vyper for me; the recovery was difficult and there were times I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to keep him. But I kept him and we are now best friends, He reminds me so much of my other Weim. The only thing that we are still dealing with is his separation anxiety but were close.
Thanks again ~ Eric
We are beyond delighted to hear from you. When we hear nothing we imagine–
- Everything is going well, and the humans are busy.
- The folks are not happy with us for some reason.
- There simply is no time to report back to us about the Weimaraner.
We always hope it is just busyness that keeps people from sending the update. What an ordeal to have the accident after bringing home your puppy. It is good that your friend stepped up and helped you. It is even better that you managed to retain Vyper and he has become your best friend. I am sure he was helpful in the recovery process once you made a significant recovery.
For those who remember Stanley (click here), Vyper had a Longhair Blue littermate. The litter was small, and we kept two females from this mating–both Blue Longhairs. So, there are not many updates. Below is a recent photo of Stanley just for comparison.
~the importance of which cannot be overstated!
Stanley needs to touch me while he sleeps. 🐾🐶 ~ Melinda
Space Not Included
If you like to have your space–to not have people or your fur family member touching you, this is most likely the wrong breed for you. Weimaraners, typically are tightly connected to their humans. There are exceptions–some are a bit more independent. Nevertheless, the umbilical-type-tie with their human counterpart is prevalent. They are never happier than when they are touching you.
Distractions and Dilemmas
Of course, they love to be running free and playing. Generally–even during a romp, the Weimaraner (young and old) will give you some eye contact. I think it is to make sure you are doing what you should do. They need to manage the situation on both ends. You need to be where you belong. On occasion, they can get distracted when they find a gopher or vole. For a moment, you are out of mind and sight. Once the treasure is secure, the question is where to place it for safe keeping, or if it should be a special gift. You might not appreciate the occasional gopher on your pillow. It begs the question as to whether the Weimaraner owns the pillow or it is a treasured share. (hmm) Good question.
Note—this is the same trait which brings on severe separation anxiety. When left behind, the Weimar often feels abandoned. They must learn how to stay alone. This scenario is vastly misunderstood by many, and one reason so many Weimaraners end up in rescue. It is a tragedy.