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Clyde

The Much-Loved Weimar

          ~Kitty taught him this.

Schwartz's Clyde_3045I’m just writing to say how much Clyde is the love of our lives.  Everyday!

                                 Thanks for making us a beautiful boy!  ~ Amy

 

Breeder Comment

 

This note (from Amy) came in time to fuel the recent FaceBook side discussion–in reply to the ‘I Get Around Blog‘ featuring Lily the sofa back Watch Weimar Gal. Callie (Deli X Zeke) was the first girl we had who preferred this location atop the living room sectional. It might interest you to know that the various girls mentioned in regard to this trait are not related. Therefore, we must assume this sofa-sitting thing is DNA wired. Copying the kitty came naturally to Clyde.

Thank you, Amy, for sharing how much you love Clyde and this photo.

Who Is Smarter?

This is Winchester and Opus.

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Honestly, our neighbor’s dog has trained the Boyz to come out and play—and to run the fence. The dogs had trained ME to let them out when he barked. Who is smarter?!
It is Thursday folks, and we can see the weekend from here. ~ Melinda (and her charges)

Breeder Comment

Training happens whether you are actively engaged in the process or not. All too often, hindsight is better than foresight. It makes for comic relief in many cases. It others we find ourselves saddled with an unwanted behavior to our chagrin. (oops) There is no way to avoid every potential issue–quirks and quandaries are a thing. The vast majority of Weimlovers enjoy the process even though they may find themselves shaking their head. Despite the great effort employed, we are often pulled through life in the most amazing fashion. If you don’t laugh, then you are probably not right for this breed.
Many folks find therapy and sanity in the relationship. After a day of being taken out per say, they may come home to something other than what many would consider ideal. Regardless, the absurdity of the antics puts life into perspective. For example, there was the Weim who used to pick all the garden peppers and lay them on the back step. He didn’t eat them, but he got the idea they needed picking. There you have it.

Texan Comedy

Melinda Writes…

Pinto the Pony Went Viral

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Recently in Texas, Pinto the pony went viral. We laughed so hard watching the video. But let me tell you, we live with our own “Pinto”. Opus is the most entertaining dork. Every day we are entertained.
These dogs really make us laugh. My gosh, the joy our Weimaraners give us, and the awesome breeders that know what they are are doing deserves mentioning!
I have more photos of his shenanigans. Plenty of material!
I completely blame the sophomoric activity on my husbands’s dog. MY DOG is well behaved and never does this kind of thing…
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So to get back, I penciled in his eyebrows a little darker. I couldn’t help it. I’m an aesthetician and sometimes we see room for improvement. (Don’t panic, it wiped off).
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He will sit at this window for a good 30 minutes just watching the birds, squirrels, etc. So pensive!
He’s a total cuddle bug. He knows three times a day: 7:00 AM BREAKFAST 6:00 PM DINNER AND 8:00 BEDTIME! Don’t think about being tardy.
Love to y’all.
Melinda

Opus

The Third Weimaraner

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I hope you enjoy this photo of Opus. My third weim. He is so different from the other two.  Why should they all be alike? Our children are certainly individuals.

Quirks and Adjustments

I walk the boys separately, Winchester first, he’s earned his place, then Opus. I try to walk Opus at dusk. He has been frightened of the dark. And trash cans. And bikes. A very kind neighbor that is familiar with rescue dogs always stops to talk and let him “relax” a minute. Barely. Tail tucked. But, boy, in his house, he will smother you. He loves Camp Bow Wow; the “councilors” love him. We’re still fostering a black lab, and Opus and Winchester are perfect hosts. It’s still open season on geckos too. I noticed a tail poking out of his mouth the other day. It was too late, but Opus followed commands perfectly. (Drop, leave it, etc.)

That’s all for now. Have a great week- 

~Melinda

Breeder Comment

This family is wonderful with the Weimaraner–a two Weim home. We met them some time ago when they had their first Weimaraner–Bruno. They brought home a Blue (Winchester) when they were still living in the Seattle area. Since then, they have relocated to Texas. Melinda flew in and carried Opus home on the plane. Opus and Winchester have been featured quite a few times on the blog. Here are few if you choose to explore them.

 

Viewpoint

Interloper! Danger! Alert! 

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This is Opus. Opus is special on so many levels. He likes to look out the windows. He prefers to stand on platforms to enhance his view. The electrical box is his favorite perch in the backyard.
Today he warned us about the SOMETHING IN THE LOOKING-GLASS.
I should have captured the barking but I was laughing too hard.

Did I Mention he’s a CLOWN!?!

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We love him. He is our third in the tail of Weimaraners. Our fur babies are all so different!
We sure enjoy the blog. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Xoxox
Melinda

Touching Story

Snuggling and Warm Blankets

Warm Blankets_1721Warm blankets are the best. As long as they can touch me while we’re asleep, then everyone’s happy. Say Cheese
Winchester. The biggest goober. He’s my baby, so attuned to my emotions. He will be six in April. I love his personality. He can be so serious, protecting his mama or the kids or pursuing the darn squirrels.  He can be a total nut, races of to get a blanket when our friends come over in hopes of a quick game of tug. And the nooking, good grief, he is so determined until I command “enough” and then he settles like a baby. So very patient with Opus.

Forgetful Mama

Let Me Help You

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I never feed them. Or so one would think. Opus brought me both bowls! His and his brother Winchester’s as well.

They are always together. One looks out for the other.

Leaning Post Opus

Opus & Winchester

Hello, Weimlovers!

I wanted to capture some of silliness that occurs here, but I don’t always have a camera. When I do run to get the device, my husband asks if I’m capturing escapades for grandma Shela.
This week the boyz treed a baby possum. They held it there for a good hour. We felt sorry for the poor little thing. They are both cute and at the same time nasty. Though the opportunity lasted an hour; I still didn’t get what I consider a decent picture. Yesterday we had rains from Patricia pounding Texas. I got a snapshot of Opus leaning on his brother, surveying their land. It was so soggy that when Opus ran out he discovered (immediately) that he didn’t care for it. Smart boy he is he lifted his left rear leg, then the right and promptly made his way back to the porch.

Winchester Leaning on his brother (Opus)

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Opus turned TWO YEARS OLD on October 17.

     He says he has improved the silly scarf Mom insists he wear. (oops)

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Mom says–
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Notice the scarf is “scalloped”. Not how it looked when we received it.
I’m very polite now. Most of the time. I’m still a little mouthy. Especially when you come home I like to bite your bottom. I’m “2”!
Notice Winchester (the blue brother) is lying behind Opus. You are good boyz. They are never too far from each other.Winchester_1236
 Breeder’s Comment: Melinda underestimates her photo taking expertise. You might remember a previous post where Winchester and Opus were Lizard focused. If not, click here to see them in action. We are happy to know that the boyz (as Mom refers to them) are happy, healthy, and entertaining. They put their mark on the family life in ways we can only imagine. Nonetheless, we are thrilled to get the ongoing updates. Who says you cannot buy happiness–actually it is homemade. For the Weimlover, a lot of this comes from their interaction with the family Weimaraner (or Weimaraners); however, we all realize interlaced you will find a healthy dose of crazy antics. 

Weim Taunting Lizard

The ANTAGONIST!!!

Captured only by my camera. Sneaky fellow!

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The question is..

How can I see him from my kitchen window but I can hardly see to thread a needle…

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….and Winchester offers great moral support but BARKS AT SQUIRRELS. In the process, the lizard is forgotten.  And then it starts all over again.

Our summer is winding down, so it’s only 92 today. I have spent many days convincing Opus to leave the tree so he can come cool off. He comes in and throws himself down on the kitchen floor. The drama…the obsession!
Have a great day!    ~Melinda

Breeder’s Comment

When you think of a taunting, teasing gray creature typically a mouse comes to mind. Another Gray Ghost might also serve the description well; however, here we see the lizard clever disguised but spotted nonetheless.

No one ever says the Weimaraner is boring. Instead, they are found to be interesting, challenging and entertaining. You might remember the world class beetle hunter Weimaraner–if not click here! Emma’s Mom updated the beetle hunting etc. after her first post, and you can read more by clicking here. We have had two reports regarding mole eradication.

Undercover Weims

Blanket Babies

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When I wash their blankets and take them out of the dryer, it’s like giving
them sedatives! L O V E.  W A R M.  B LA N KE T S.

Seriously Winchester

Winchester insists on getting UNDER the covers. We can usually ward off his attempt to burrow under the bed covers. Nevertheless,  he can be so persistent that appease him with a blanket. It’s hard to take a dog seriously when he has fringe wrapped around his head.