Category Archives: Flo X Boone
~Our Emergency Vet Visit
Had to run Knobby to the emergency vet because he got into my daughter’s purse and chew up her gum package, she was sure how much he ingested so our vet said to take him to the emergency vet. Gum can be a bad thing because most sugar-free gum contains xylitol. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs, even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death.
Keep anything with Xylitol where your Weimaraner cannot snatch it–
After $399.59, the pet poison hotline and induced vomiting at the hospital he’s fine. Luckily that brand and flavor of gum didn’t have xylitol. They also found several paper towels, he must’ve got into the trash also and one partial dissolved Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic chew. He doesn’t get dinner tonight so hopefully he’ll remember, probably not. If you like gum and have pets, stick to Wrigley’s Extra Cinnamon. Oh and get pet insurance, I also have that too, now I get to learn how to bill to it.
Since we are virtually sugar-free at our home, we have Xylitol around. Anything baked with it, sugar-free gum, etc., must be kept out of reach of the Weimaraner. Click Here to get some idea of products that might be in your home that could contain Xylitol.
It’s not your typical hunting dog brag but Dyson won a cover photo contest for Oregon, Washington and Idaho Weimaraners Facebook group with this double derp picture. He was waiting intensely for a ball to be thrown. He’s such a lovable clown.
Mardo–thanks for sending this along to us. What a fun and funny photo capture. Way to go, Dyson. You are a winner!
~ Frank is in Victor, Idaho
We’ve been to 19 states this trip (all social distanced from our RV!) “Woof”
I am doing so well! We decided to take a month long RV trip and we’ve been hiking and loving the outdoors. That’s me in victor, Idaho after we did some off leash creek stomping 🙂
Here I am in Yellowstone enjoying our campfire and then on a walk with my BF Penny while we were in the Badlands. There is always a lot of fresh air and we play hard where ever we stop–then we crash in the RV.
Hello Frank! We are delighted that you and your family are having fun this summer. It is good that you are such a good boy for them. Thanks for the report.
~ Chilling with Family for the 4th
We are loving these OwyheeStar Weims, that we got from you folks. All the extended family is here. Everyone can’t believe how well behaved and good mannered they are. ~ Dave (Nampa, Idaho)
It makes us super happy to know you are doing so well with the two Blue Boys. Stay well, and please think of us with any story you might have that we can share on the blog.
~Is he a Beaver or what?
Knobby absolutely loves sticks, always has but he is in “stick heaven” now that dad is cutting the trees in the backyard. He’s making kindling for us and dragging branches all around the yard. Mom will be happy when all the sticks are gone!
We hear your pain. There is little doubt he is alone, but for some Weims, the wood gnawing also becomes a tummy upsetting situation. More than one person has written asking how they keep their Weimaraner out of the woodpile–the only thing we know is to fence it off.
Frank has really settled in! He has a vet appointment this morning for a vaccine, stool sample, etc. Crate training is going well and he’s such an adventurous little guy.
We’re working through potty training (he seemed to regress a bit after we settled in at home) and nipping at our toddler (normal puppy stuff!) but we’re working on it and we’re so thankful for Frankie!
You are doing great. What great photos of your new Weimar family member. Keep us posted. We truly appreciate it.
Hope is 13 months old, and yesterday was the first time she had been to the pond since she was a pup. I don’t remember exactly, but I am reasonably sure she did the puppy swim about a year ago.
Regardless, she has not been acclimated to the water until now. Cliff took her out to the pond on Monday evening. She got into the water chest high but didn’t swim. Tuesday, a whole different thing happened. Remember when we say to ingrain the love of the retrieve. Here is why–
~Casey is not too sure about Luna
We decide to name Flo’s pup (#6), Luna. She made herself at home quickly and is doing well, but Casey is still not sure about her. Even her potty training is going well at this very early stage. We call the Nuvet powder ‘puppy crack’…she loves her food with this on it!! She keeps going back in her crate to lick the empty bowl! She isn’t enjoying the crate, but it’s only day 3 and everything is new for her. Feeding and putting toys in the crate is encouraging her go in herself and spend more time so I think she doing good so far…it is a process 🙂
Again…thank you and Cliff for all the care you put into these pups…your weims have improved the quality of our lives over the past 14 years! Nikita was my best running partner ever for the better part of 12 years.
I can’t wait until next year when Luna can join me as my new running partner! I hope you both take care of yourself and stay well!!!!
Linda & Bob
Luna is a popular name–it has worked well for a few other OwyheeStar notables. (Haha) She looks quite content and willing to help Casey adjust to her settling in–taking over the running of things. (OMG) Well, if she is anything like our ‘Hope’ you are going to be so happy with her.
~ We Made It Home
Probably off to a bad start as he slept with us last night. Slept about 7 hours. No accidents, had breakfast this morning and a solid poop outside. Every time he drinks water we take him out and praise him when he does his business. He is a little clingy but that was expected. He wants to be on a lap. Crate training starts today.
He will actively try to play with the other two boys with varying degrees of success. Our other weim ignores him still and the lab tolerates him till he gets underfoot then requests his space with a growl. We Supervise him closely as the lab could easily break the little guy. He loves exploring the back yard and is showing more of his personality every hour. Thanks again.
We are delighted to hear the news. It is a bit more tricky to incorporate a puppy into a home with two adult resident dogs–and many things are to be expected. One for sure–is the extra work to monitor interaction to ensure the pup’s safety.
More importantly, we have to guard our feelings about the things we see. The very intuitive Weimaraner picks up on your unspoken signals–your concern, any disappointment, or whatever. Sometimes a resident Weimar has their nose out of joint and tries to manipulate you into getting rid of the new interloper. The best approach is to keep things the same as before the pup arrived–and make sure the resident Weimaraner still believes they are in control of their universe. Lavishing the newest family member with too much attention and displacing other fur family members can drag out the process. Eventually, the dust will settle (feelings will adjust), and they will, at a minimum, tolerate the new arrival–more than likely, they will become inseparable.
(01/23/2020) My kids have been doing their best to distract me after having to put our little mini dachshund, Roxy, down last Friday. So on Saturday the boys were chopping wood, Knobby was so thrilled everyone was outside (it’s been really rainy lately) he was running around the yard and leaped on top of the big stump. Tyler was able to capture the moment. This dog is a parkour king! . You should see him when he get the zoomies… He can leap over every gate in the house if he wants to, the stump was easy.
Knobby and Gabby warming themselves by the fireplace. They are adjusting to life without their sister, Roxy.
RIP dear Roxy–your loss is felt deeply. We find a way to travel forward, but this type of loss hits us hard. We send you positive thoughts and vibes–and we know Roxy is running free–kicking up dirt and making new friends.