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Our Beloved Zeus
~ Celebrating Six Years (December 10th)
6 years ago yesterday we brought Zeus home! I just want to let you know how thankful we are to you and Cliff. He is such a wonderful dog! We love him so much! He has a personality like no other dog we have ever had.From the moment I saw him, I fell in love with him, and my bond with him grows even stronger every day. He’s such a silly boy… always keeping us entertained. He is also a perfect companion for me and enjoys doing things with me. Hiking and swimming are his favorite things!I have him enrolled in a class now called “Obstacle Course.” He loves being in school again! In it, he learns to go over and through all sorts of obstacles. He has to learn to go through it slowly… ha-ha that’s funny! Zeus go slow?? He thinks it’s an agility course and buzzes right through it!In the last class, we had he learned to stop in between each obstacle and stand and wait before he moved on. He was such a good boy! Another challenge for him is to wait his turn while the other dogs have their turn. He loves it so much he doesn’t want to wait. I bring lots of stuff to keep him entertained while he waits and that seems to work well. The teacher has been very impressed with him!Thank you again for 6 years of happiness… I am looking forward to lots more!Have a very Merry Christmas also!Jeanne & Zeus
Dear Friend and Weimlover–we are thrilled to hear from you. We remember the day you picked up Zeus (as well as Gibson). Gib need a ride north because of issues that with his families travel from Canada south. It was so gracious of you to help out another family.
We have enjoyed the many updates on Zeus life, and your Facebook snaps too! It warms our hearts to know he has brought you so much joy and is so loved. Of course, we hope he lives a long life–so we wish you many more birthdays to celebrate. Thank you, for all you do with and for him. We are indeed blessed to know you!
Six Candles for Zeus
Gibson Changed Me
Gibson is my first dog. I grew up afraid of them and never thought I’d want one in a million years. Gibson has completely changed me.
I’m a Pile of Goo!
There’s a part of my heart I wasn’t using until we got him and I often say that I feel sorry for myself for the life before Gibson and what I was missing. I saw this written by someone else a while ago, and it’s definitely true for me!: “I used to be a dog atheist and now I’m just a pile of goo!”.
Weims are definitely special. They are so intuitive and I’m pretty sure he can read my mind.
We are thrilled to hear how Gibson changed your life. There is nothing we could add to what you have shared. Thank you, for loving him and sharing with us.
From Gib’s Mom
~Lisa Spoils Gibson
I froze about 10 of these.
I put them on a cutting board and froze them that way… but of course, they then freeze to the cutting board. They were not easy to get off… a slim knife works to shimmy them off.
He loves fresh watermelon too!
I wanted to make some bite sized ones in the shape of little hearts… but I couldn’t find my heart cooking cutter.
I like to have bite sized treats along with bigger ones. Anything that can’t be devoured in one bite… Gibson chooses to take over to his special spot on the carpet to eat. Funny.
Lisa and I were talking that a Silicone Mat on top of the cutting board or a cookie sheet might work better. Our Weims always wait for a piece of watermelon, but we have never made the custom cut out frozen treat like Lisa. What a great idea.
The Weimaraner enjoys a refreshing treat on a hot day as much as you do. Of course, you would not have to make fancy style treats–the Weimar would relish the ragged and odd shaped piece just as much. This bone shaped treat is so much more aesthetically pleasing and if it makes Gibs happy and feeds your soul at the same time, what could be better?
Git dem pupcakes in the oven, Woman!
Gibson clearly is excited to sample the pupcakes. I think he would be more than OK with the raw batter. Unlike bread dough, it would be safer–the yeasty bread expands in the gut and can cause severe gut issues. Just remember, it is equally inviting to the Weimaraner. They think anything within reach (even if they have to jump six feet) is meant for them.
Zeus and the Christmas Tree
We have seen the Weimar at the Pumpkin Patch, the Tree Farm, and even in the Hardware store. Being a part of our lives is what is they do!
Zeus joined JeAnne at finding the right tree, decorating it, and then admiring it. He fell asleep with dreams of all that is to come. Oh if we could imagine what he knows and imagines would it not be a hoot?
Thank you for giving Zeus the life of a Weimar’s dream. What else could we say?
The Blossoming Friendship
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
Wet fall weather has arrived. Along with that pumpkin carving and pumpkin season. We bake them, carve them and feed them to our Weimaraner. If you don’t know, this (plain pumpkin from a can or fresh) is a good thing to feed your fur family member. If they have loose stool (not formed or even diarrhea), pumpkin is considered a natural cure. It makes a great snack. Roast a pumpkin shell and carve into slices and freeze. Most Weims love this!
This Week on the Blog
This week (again) had so many great posts. If you missed them or want to revisit the posts, here are the links.
Sunday— October 25— First Snow
Monday — October 26 — Adventures with Tripp
Tuesday — October 27– Luna Quirks
Wednesday — October 28 — Bennett
Thursday — October 29— Olli
Friday — October 30— Maggie
On a very personal note
The focus is still on the packing and sorting of forty-five plus years of accumulation. Cliff is working on the remodel and making significant progress. It takes ever second he can carve out of our schedule. We were hoping to be move ready by the first of November, but the date keeps getting pushed back. It would be hard to believe we would not be in by December no matter the status.
I saw the Lymphedema, massage specialist. He understands I am working harder than I am supposed to; however, I am doing well. There is an accumulation of fluid from the wrist to the elbow. He worked on it and it loosened, but it is an ongoing battle. I try to limit the time spent on the keyboard and doing heavy work. Both of those are difficult to avoid. The encouraging news is that I am doing better than most of the other clients with a similar problem. We are trying a bit different approach due to the demands of my lifestyle. It seems to be working. He and a nurse are keeping notes I think. They both know the compliance factor has been lower than I would like to give. Nevertheless, I am doing what is possible. No one can ask more. I am indeed fortunate.
(Note–this is another repeat, but a special thanks to all you who read it and came through for us.) I still have some material left unused. I will make every attempt to use all of them, and before long I know we will run out. :O) That is what always happens.
There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. That being said, we are especially grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. It is tough to write the script for photos. Other times it is only a note and no pictures. If we can quickly find some photos, this is not a huge problem. If there is any way possible, it is most helpful to get both–at least three sentences along with the photos. Being stretched thin on every side means we are in desperate to keep enough material available to create the daily blog with minimal effort. Sometimes having to write the whole blog (with all the OwyheeStar Weim interruptions) can mean working it more than two hours–so as you see what you send is so important. Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–we need the updates.
Of Course, Zeus is Blessed!