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Update on our bestie, Nixon, now 6 months and a 70 pound lover. We took him for our first camping trip this year. First night in the tent was rough, as he barked at every single pinecone that had the audacity to hit our tent. He was willing to protect and serve his people throughout the night 😂 we quickly learned white noise was our friend and the rest of the trip went smoothly.
He enjoyed swimming in the river with the kids, playing frisbee, our hike to the falls and even took a dip in the freezing cold water and wanted to hike up the rocks with us! Such a good guide and always alerts us when he senses danger ahead. Even if it’s just a large weed or rock 🤣
This week we have begun picking blackberries in the woods. He loves that! Sniffs out every single area and waited for us ahead, would circle us and alert to whatever he thought was questionable…even a piece of carpet laying ahead lol! I love this boy. He has our heart and loves adventures and listens well! We ended last nights walk with a deer ahead he decided to chase! I called him back and just as began to really worry he returned quickly at my calls. Good boy Nix, good boy.
Nixon loves being a part of your adventures–might we say he makes them more fun. At least, for the most part. The unexpected might cause a short-lived alarm, but he moves on quickly. Good for you–what a life you have together. Thank you–for everything, and especially for thinking of us.
The fear of losing him as he gave chase to a deer is very real. Unfortunately, we have many stories of this sort. You might want to consider investing in a GPS tracking collar for Nixon to wear on these outdoor adventure trips. Also, this is for your own peace of mind as well Nixon’s well-being.
~Five Monday and Growing
Happy Memorial Day!
A little update on our buddy Nixon, now 5 months. He is happy, so loved, growing like a weed (65 lbs), loves the beach and loves to swim and chase his kids! We spent the day cleaning graves and he was a great helper and quietly watched over us. Socially he is getting so good in public and behaves so well! He gets excited to go for rides and walks and is learning lots of tricks and commands. We wouldn’t trade this laid back snuggle buddy for nothing! We love him!
Nixon, while your update comes on the heels of the extraordinary six-segment Sherlock update, you are no less stellar. You are lovely and larger than we would expect. Many of the Weims in Fern’s DNA pool were the sort that you would have called undersized; however, even though Fern was around 63 pounds and Boone around 83, your boy is big. He is lovely. He doesn’t look fat–growing a pup slow is in their best interest, but they get most of their size in the first six months, so it might be that Nixon ends up to be about his papa’s size. We will see in time.
Hello, LuLu is great. She loves to run up in the mountains or go on walks around the neighborhood. She does very well with the gentle leader harness for walks. She does well with basic commands and she was potty trained in just a few short days. She will have formal hunting training later this summer after she turns 6 months in Pocatello. She was easy to crate train and sleeps well through the night.Her best friend to play and wrestle with is a 100 lb German Shepard!
We are beyond happy to hear that Lulu is doing so well. Please keep us posted–we and our audience want to follow her story as it unfolds.
~ We Adopted Jack and He is Coming Home with us Soon
Meanwhile, I went into town yesterday to grab some things for Jack. Bowls for food, bed, harness and a toy. Welp…. Benson found the toy and turned it into his!!! 😂🥳🥰😳
We are excited for Jack to join his new forever family. We also understand why Benson adopted the new toy for his own. (Haha) We have a couple of those –I am thinking we ought to buy a box of them. But with all the hoarding, I feel badly wanting to make sure we have these for the future. (OMG)
They are a favorite around here.
Nixon is fitting right in! Stays right by our side, adventurous, easy going, happy!!! We love him!! He likes to go on our hikes, got to adventure at the beach for the first time, loves our cat and now best buds with our Weiner dog 🙂
Here are some cute captures —
~ Many Opt to become a Two-Weim Household
The Weimaraner can be many things–
Listing a few of those things, you would probably include that they are a challenge, trouble, loving, sweet, manipulative, and much much more. But simply put–a lot of folks don’t feel complete without at least one Weimaraner.
My neighbors across the street, Cliff and Nancy, were on vacation when you brought Sophia and they got home last Thursday and got to see Sophia on Friday with their “girls.” Annie is 8, a yellow lab, and Sally is 4-ish, a border collie mix that was rescued. Annie and Sally always come running across the street whenever Azura and I are in the front yard, and they did exactly that on Friday. Sophia was overwhelmed, ran under the table, came out to me and then met Annie and Sally one at a time, backed away from Cliff at first, then sniffed his hand and licked his fingers and the games began! In an instant, she was racing around the front yard with Annie and Sally and Azura, actually keeping up with the big girls most of the time. My little girl held her own, for sure! And, best of all, she never went into the street even when Sally would run across the street to her yard and then back to my yard. Later Nancy came over to meet Sophia and Sophia warmed up to Nancy almost as quickly as she did with Cliff, and then she went running back to the girls to join the fun. I’d love to tell you that Sophia stayed in the front yard the next time we were out front and Sally and Annie came over, but she followed Sally across the street, so now we’re going to be slowly going into border training. Oh, and you should know, she figured out how to come in the doggie door in about a week and a half! She hasn’t figured out how to go out, but she’s definitely got the coming in part nailed!
Hope you both are doing well and are enjoying this beautiful weather!
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this sweet story and the news about Sophia.
~ A Little Story For the Blog
You brought Sophia to live with us on Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were quiet days in our yard. Saturday afternoon, the two pre-teen girls next door were out in their backyard and when they were talking loud, Sophia barked and ran a few feet towards their yard, stopped and barked again and then ran a few more feet and then stopped and looked at their yard for less than a minute and promptly resumed play.
I told you the story of Azura, as a puppy, running and barking towards the perceived threat, so I thought you’d appreciate this one about Sophia. When Azura barks, Sophia promptly sits, alert, and watches where Azura goes and then runs after her to see what’s going on. This little girl is such a sweetheart, so smart, so alert and learns so quickly. Well, except for the biting thing!
Oh, Sophia is a smart one–and again, a shark-toothed girl, too. (Haha) Thanks for the cute story. Secretly I was deeply concerned about the expectations–what we were looking for in Sophia. Who can guess what will happen, but this story was unusual–and yet, here we go. She did the same kind of confident thing. (Hurrah!)
For anyone raising the Weimaraner, click here to read about the puppy biting thing. I highly recommend this read.
~But We Made It Home
We slept great! He snuggled me all night lol!! He has been amazing!!
My kids are in love and so are we. We named him Nixon. Our other Dog’s name is Linken. And we call him Linky Lou. So we now have Linken Lou and Nixon Blu.
I am a photographer so when I get my real camera out the poor guy will be overly photographed lol! You are welcome to use our stories and pics. When we got home we had 3 elk in our yard so had to do a good check of the fencing to be sure they didn’t ruin it lol.
We appreciate you making the drive–it was fun to meet you. We look forward to hearing about your journey–and all those photos you want us to share. Everyone will wait breath abated, my friend.
~With their Newest Family Member
The journey begins–and these two are already forging an excellent bond. That look–it is almost as if he is saying, “and what did you expect?”
This Blue Boy will not replace ‘Salty’ the much-loved Gray Ghost Weimaraner that made his home in their family until his recent departure. But we are positive that Salty is looking down with approving eyes, and influence to add to this situation.
We appreciate this family–like so many, they are repeat OwyheeStar folks. Their loyalty and the inclusive way with their fur family warm our heart and soul.