Category Archives: Bubbles X Tugman
~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.
At The Pearl with Mom
We knew Monday was around the corner. Yesterday, Mom and I went out and about.
She took me solo. She said it was to give me a break from the pack. She tells everyone I am very sweet. She loves to take me as a conversation piece if you ask me. One cannot be antisocial when there is a longhair weim at the end of the leash!
~What do you do?
You capture the moment and if possible and if you live in San Antonio, you get the cutting edge photographer group HILMY to save the moment. Maybe you saw the video capture shared on Facebook by Melinda. It is equally adorable. If not you can click on on the HILMY link and find it on their Facebook Page.
The lovely Stanley and two other Blue Longhair girls came about when Tugman managed a tie through the fence with Bubbles. So our planned mating (with Blue) got cast asunder and us not realizing it, the tails got docked at one-week. We were sad about the tail-docking. The docked Longhair is something that would never purposely do; however, things happen. We asked Melinda about accepting the absolutely adorable Stanley with his short tail. After numerous discussions with Pedro, they agreed they needed Stanley. Thank you, Melinda and Pedro. You rock!!
We made it through the first 24 hours. I’ve decided that getting a weim is like finding out your pregnant/just bought the first house/bought a car…total euphoria and then exhaustion and a questioning of sanity and capabilities. Hahahaha! It’s all good, the world is far more manageable for everyone after sleep.
Our foster Gus.
And There are Three
Winchester has tried playing but mostly barks–and grumbles. Opus chimes in and the puppy gets a little concerned-whines a bit and just watches them talk. Kenneling is fine, he gets vocal for a few min but goes back down. I took him out twice in the night with success. Actually (eek!) no accidents yet! He hates the bell at the door, sorry bud, that’s how we learn to go potty.
The one shocking thing is I haven’t let him on our bed. I want the two big boyz to know they still have their place so I’m waiting for a while on that.
Love you guys–talk to you soon~M
Thank you, Melinda. Now, everyone else, click here to check out what Mom did to Opus’s eyebrows.