Category Archives: Ginger X Blue
~ Golden Year Placement Going Well
Deja is well, vary well. She still has a tender tummy, but we’ve learned to watch her foraging. She eats everything she finds from banana peels to dog droppings. It’s her only bad habit.
She plays well with other dogs, responds to Bonnie’s commands, and is a terrific companion for a couple of old folks. We love her. I have debated about training her to hunt and decided I’m too old. But it makes me sad. She has all the instincts!
She casts perfectly and instinctively points. BTW, she has been spayed. No more puppies although I have the feeling Deja has good field dog genes. Hope you and Cliff are doing well.
Wag wag, Elton
Deja–we could not be happier for you. A second job that suits you–taking care of Bonnie and Elton.
~Along with Tobryn who will be Eight this Year
Tallyn beating the heat and humidity, He just had a birthday (5th) and celebrated with a T-bone along with Tobryn who will turn 8 in October.
I just turned 70 and wondering if I have the energy to raise another weim. Somedays yes, somedays no. I will send a pic of Tobryn. Hope you and Cliff are staying cool and staying healthy. This covid virus has changed everyone’s life as we use to know it. I am doing great. Ron (Fargo, ND)
Ron–we understand what you are saying, but here we are with my (Shela’s) 70th on the horizon. (Haha) We are happy to hear that you are the boys are going strong and doing well. Thanks for remembering us!
~In Her Golden Year Placement
Dear Cliff and Shela
I have some news–I am being a good girl. Bonnie and Elton have rules–I thought you said I was running things. Well, I am staying off the couch –kind of off. I find ways to get by here–did I say they have rules?
It gets worse. They waterboard me in the shower. That aside, it’s a pretty good gig what with the constant love and attention. They train easily and recognize I’m the boss…
Links that might interest you
Blast From the Past–Ginger is Deja’s Mama
At the Nielsen Farm
Maybe you know about Boone–several of you have a Boone-sired pup. He is a gorgeous Blue Stud. We love him loads. A couple of days ago we took him and Deja Vu out for a little run–or a walk around the farm. We wanted to capture their journey. We got several snippets and stitched them together.
You might remember seeing a previous blog that featured Boone–here is the link if you want to review it or in case you missed it altogether–click here.
~ Reminds us of her Great Great Grandma Deli
Occasionally we share a few photos and some information about our Weims on this Blog. Deja produced a very small litter. We had hoped for better results. Nonetheless, some lineages are like this–you might get nothing or only a couple of pups. Sometimes it is worth the effort despite the problems associated. Such is the case with Deja Vu (who reminds us of Deli). You might remember Deja’s Great Great Grandma Deli if you have been around for more than a few years.
Cliff and Deja went out to capture a few pre-whelp snapshots. Maybe you will enjoy putting your eye on her. She likes to spin. If she is waiting for you, she is turning circles. She is also very fast and agile, but compact in comparison to a lot of Weimaraners. She loves everyone. Here are those snapshots for your enjoyment.
In The Kitchen
~With Tobryn and Tallyn
(02/12/2018) Have thought about you and Cliff many times in the last few weeks so that means I need to either email, call, etc. The attached video is Tobryn and Tallyn having a moment in the kitchen. Tobryn turned 5 last October and Tallyn will be 2 this June. Yikes…….so true that time marches on. Hope you have your health back and all is well with Cliff.
(02/13/2018) Great hearing back from you. Winter has been frigid here, but my home is warm and with the boys in bed at night (under the covers) is sometimes too warm. LOL
Thank you, Ron, for the update. We are glad you are staying warm this winter. The boys look happy and well-adjusted. I was thinking as I received your note, how we spoke about the possibility of getting two ten years before it became a reality. Like you say–time flies by too quickly.
Two Boys and Ron
~Here is Tallyn at 8 Months
The last 5 1/2 mo have been enlightening!!! Tobryn is the dominate male (thanks to your advice) and I may have to have all the entry ways made larger if Tallyn continues to grow! Which he will. LOL LOL . We are thriving and it has been a process.
Hope all is well at your end and email when you get a chance. ~ Ron
Twice the Fun
Ron had planned on getting two Weims at once. He had a dream. Over a period of years, one thing after another happened to prevent him from moving ahead. We stayed in touch on a casual basis for what seemed like a decade.
He spoke of getting Tallyn and Tobryn–two brothers. Ron had had two littermates–he was looking for a repeat experience. Cliff and I talked to him about considering the idea of getting one at a time. You know– with a bit of space between each one. Eventually, this is how things unfolded — with Tallyn (the second boy) joining the family earlier this year. He is now four-months-old, and Ron has kept us apprised of the process from the beginning. Click here to read more from a previous post.
August 23, 2016
Did a “double take” when I walked into the living room!!!! Tobryn has been amazing! Shows his teeth multiple times during the day, but has never actually BIT Tallyn. I suspect that he is setting boundaries. We all are slowly evolving into the new norm. But after talking to others at the dog park, I know I am way ahead of the curve. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your advice about making sure that everyone knows their “pecking order.” When we go out, Tobryn gets into the front door of the car and Tallyn goes to the rear door.
August 31, 2016
First puppy class starts tomorrow (Thursday) at 630p. Tallyn has an IQ that probably rivals mine. Tobryn and Tallyn now sleep in the same bed……….sometimes cheek to cheek. The initial acceptance phase has progressed. As we continue this journey, I’m forever grateful for you, Cliff, as well as the Mother and Father of Tallyn.
We are thrilled to hear the transition is going well. It was the plan from the beginning to make it a duo (two males). Finding a second pup that fit well into the family was important. Nevertheless, it requires a bit of knack to incorporate a new pup with the resident Weimaraner. Many of our clients have two Weimaraners. It is doable, but having two alpha-acting types is never a good thing. Thank you, Ron, for keeping us in the loop.