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Zeus and More

7 Candles

     ~First Puppachinno

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Here is Zeus enjoying his first Puppacinno at Starbucks on his 7th birthday on October 17th!

Weimaraner Art

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I’ve been working hard on my Weimaraner art that I thought you may like to see. Of course, I use my favorite Weimaraner, Zeus, as a model! 🙂
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I create custom Christmas ornaments from any picture of a pet. It helps if they are clear, close up pictures.  The ornaments are transferred onto painted wood, distress and waxed. They also have a rustic looking wire hook for hanging. The ornaments are around 4″ x 4″ depending on the picture. I also make custom wall art that is a little bigger than the ornaments. I am attaching a picture of the ornaments. I sell them for $15.00 each and all you have to do is email me a picture at: jeannelacasse.decorating@gmail.com or text it to me at:  (360) 441-0112
 
I also make custom signs. I made the above Weimaraner sign (of course). They are done on painted wood, hand painted, distressed and waxed. I can add a rustic hanging wire on the top or on the back of the sign but they also stand on their own. The color of the background is also up to you! I’ve used Grey for obvious reasons. 😉  All lettering is hand painted. I also painted a Weimaraner head but that is optional. I’ve attached the picture of the sign I made. I sell them for $20 each. So, if anyone is interested, I would love to create something special for their home. 
 
 
Jeanne & Zeus

Breeder Comment

Hello Weimlovers! Oh, and a Belated Happy Birthday Zeus! We wanted to pass along this information to all of you Weimar–addicts. (OMG) Well, you know what I mean. That Weimaraner sign is a must-have for many I think. (Haha) Of course, I realize you could do other breeds–but here we are all about the Weimaraner. Imagine that!?!
 

Friends

Jeanne Writes!

   ~ at the beach with the Weims

Adria and I were thinking of you today while we walked on the beach. I think it’s wonderful how friendships can develop with the help of our dogs! What a coincidence that Adria and I met in a field with Zeus and Gatsby and found out that they both had come from you! Now we walk together quite often.
 
Gatsby & ZeusToday we took them to a beach close to Adria’s house. It was the first time there for Zeus. They had so much fun running on the sand and through the shallow water. Zeus has also developed a taste for starfish, unfortunately.
 
We thought you may enjoy a picture of them romping together and having fun. I’m certain it makes you happy to see them living a good life after they leave you. They are both such good and lovable boys!
 
Thank you for such a wonderful dog and for the friendship that became of it because of the fantastic work that you do! 🙂
 
I hope that you are doing well and think of you often! 
 
Love,
 
Jeanne & Zeus

Breeder Comment

Thank you, ladies, for thinking of us. It is fun to see them having such a great romp on the beach. It is heartwarming to know that they are much-loved, too! We appreciate this update. It could not have come at a better time.

At Six

Our Beloved Zeus

     ~ Celebrating Six Years (December 10th)

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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.
 
my baby boyFrom 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

Breeder Comment

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!

Birthday Boy

Six Candles for Zeus

birthday 3Yesterday (October 17th) was Zeus’s 6th birthday! (Shela) I know we always see each other’s posts on Facebook but I also like to keep in touch with you by email.
 
Zeus had a busy day yesterday! First thing in the morning he went off to daycare to play with all of his friends as a special treat! He loves going to daycare when he stays at the kennel when we go on vacation. I can tell because he runs to greet the girls when he goes through the door!  He seems to be very popular there also. The girls always say what a sweet boy he is! 🙂
 
The night before I made some homemade Chunky peanut butter doggy biscuits to take with him for all of his friends and his human friends got chocolate chip cookies from him!
 
 After he came home and had his dinner it was time to open his present! He doesn’t play with toys so much anymore so he got a “Bully Stick”. It was a present from his Grandma in Buffalo, NY!
 
Well after that it was picture time. I like to get a picture taken with him every year on his birthday. He cooperated very well so I know he was tired out! Haha! You can see from his eyes that he had an exciting birthday! 😉
 
I just want to thank you again for such a wonderful dog! I love him so much! Time goes by much too fast…. it seems like yesterday he was just celebrating his first birthday! He is still a big puppy to me… my baby. 
 
Jeanne & Zeus
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Breeder Comment

Cliff and I are happy to read that Zeus is well and celebrating his 6th birthday. Thank you, Jeanne, for always remembering us. We truly appreciate it.

Former Dog Atheist

Gibson Changed Me

20227140_10159237879455434_996088219_nGibson 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!”. ❤️

20289630_10159237879460434_1366154918_nWeims are definitely special. They are so intuitive and I’m pretty sure he can read my mind.

Breeder Comment

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.

Cool Treat

From Gib’s Mom

      ~Lisa Spoils Gibson

Watermelon Gibs


Tell Me Again Why I Need To Wait While You Take a Snapshot

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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. watermellon

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.

Breeder Comment

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?

Pup Cakes Anyone?

Gibson’s In!

17917942_10158686224300434_2525140279777395204_oGit dem pupcakes in the oven, Woman!

 

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Lisa, for the recipe too! Click Here! And here is something else to check out ( Doggy Dessert Chef )that we think you will like too!

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.

Five Years

Hi, Shela & Cliff !

I haven’t talked to you in a while but I think of you all the time!

Time Flies

Zeus just turned 5 years old on the 17th! It’s hard to believe how time flies! It just seems like yesterday that we were picking up our sweet little puppy from you!

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 This picture was right after his birthday party. Yes… we had an actual party for him! His two best friends were there. Louie is a black Standard Poodle who we met in obedience classes when he was almost one. He has seen him just about every day since then. Louie’s mom and I are great friends now thanks to Zeus!

Also, his new girlfriend “Jazzy” who is a French Bulldog mix was there too! A strange combination but he loves her and now Jazzy’s mom hikes with us everyday also!

I want to thank you millions for Zeus…he has been such a blessing in my life. He is my constant hiking companion (we still do at least 5 miles a day) He just loves it! It’s good for me too! He always gets lots of hugs and kisses every day and is a constant source of entertainment for Mike and I.

Effort Pays Off

6He has settled down a little since he was a pup..haha! You can finally see the results of all the obedience classes he has taken. He is such a smart guy! I can’t imagine my life without him in it. He always brightens up my day! 🙂

I hope you and Cliff are doing well… I think the world of you guys and it makes me happy to see how much time and effort you put into all the puppies you have. It must be rewarding to know that you have made such an impact on so many people’s lives by introducing them to their best friend!

4Love,

Jeanne & Zeus  

Breeder Comment

Thank you ever so much for all you have done for and with Zeus. We also appreciate your updates. They mean a lot to us. Happy belated birthday Zeus!

Involved

Zeus and the Christmas Tree

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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?

Breeder’s Comment

Thank you for giving Zeus the life of a Weimar’s dream. What else could we say?

Zeus & Kiah

The Blossoming Friendship

You may have seen this picture on Facebook, but I love it so much I just had to share it with you!zeus
That is Zeus’s kitty sister Kiah. They have grown up together. She is a couple months older than him. We brought her home from the shelter about a month before we picked up Zeus. I wanted to make sure she was secure and knew all the hiding places in the house before we surprised her with a baby brother!
They have enjoyed playing together but as a puppy we had to make sure he knew not to be too rough with her. She has never scratched him but nibbles at his ears once in a while when he gets a little rough. Luckily they have never hurt each other and have lived in harmony. 🙂
Lately, though their relationship seems to have blossomed! Sometimes when Zeus is sleeping, she will quietly walk up to him and lick his nose and forehead. I don’t know if this is a sign of affection or if he tastes good to her! Haha!
I just find it so sweet and feel lucky to have a dog & cat that get along so well! I love to watch them together!
I hope you enjoy the picture as much as I do! Have a wonderful evening and take care. I hope you are feeling well!
Jeanne & Zeus