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Waylon

      ~ Not A Baby Anymore

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I’ll be the first to admit I might be a “little” over the top when it comes to Waylon ( and perhaps baby and coddle him just a “little”) ….. but today when we took him in to get his toenails cut ( his biggest hate in life ) as he jumped off the table, wrapped his back legs around my waist, and his front left around my neck, holding on to me and screeching for dear life to be saved …. I have no choice but to finally admit, my sweet 75lb baby boy isn’t a baby anymore 😢💔

Breeder Comment

No, he is not a tiny little baby boy. He has grown adult-sized. You have worked hard to train and incorporate him into your family life and to prepare him for adventures afield. That being said, the Weimaraner (even the adult) has a lot of puppy in them. Do they really ever outgrow the puppy-stage? Some do more than others. Most remain juvenile for three years instead of the three months that some hope. The teenage flakiness can pop out at the most unexpected time. Who can guess what will happen next?

Weimlovers take delight in the antics and capture many of these to share. The Weimaraner is nothing if not entertaining; however, for the most part, they are very engaging–some are extremely clingy. The traits we love can become extreme behavioral issues and are some of the reason the breed sees a shelter or rescue too often. Typically, this happens when a person doesn’t understand how the Weimaraner brain is wired. Trouble often finds you and your Weimaraner. Some folks even encourage these antics because they become addicted to the fun. As long as everyone remains safe and healthy, it is all good clean fun.

For All of Us Who

Welcome Football Season

 

Stackhouse Bronco Fan Sept 2, 2017-17

Mama, football is boring. I say it is a yawn…..

What is it about this game that is so addictive? It is probably the same thing that causes us to be crazy for the Weimaraner.  Addictions of this sort are different in some ways to the ones associated with alcohol and drugs. One way it differs is there are no treatment programs to help us curb the desire. Typically, this job is handled by our soulmate.

 

Maybe that is why we torture them with the fan-based attire. Stackhouse sported the Boise State Bronco shirt. We may expand on that, but we are easing him into the lucky-charm job. BTW-he did a good job with the juju juice today. Boise came away with a nice win. The game was exceedingly entertaining for BSU fans. 20374367_10212371794562973_2040857289649523892_n

Waylon donned the Oregon Green to root for the Ducks! That game went extremely well for Duck fans too! It looks like Waylon will be wearing his jersey often.

If you have photos of your Weimar in game day attire, we would love to post a photo or two of them. If we get enough, we can create a Football Fan Page. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile

In Alaska

      ~introduced Sage to the kayak

 

Sage loves the boat and her cuddles

Quinn's Sage Plus2The dogs just love going on boat rides and they both like to have their own seat. As for sage cuddles, I guess she just needed some extra attention. She does not know what to think about the kayak yet.

Quinn's Sage Summer 20171

Breeder Comment

Life in Alaska is good for Sage–she loves the snow as well as her water sports. The Kayak is new; however, we are confident with the consistent exposure she can come to love the experience. It warms our heart to know she is doing so well and is much-loved. Thank you, both for the lovely update–the videos and photos are excellent.

Snacking

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It begins from the day you bring them home. Chewing and mouthing everything the pup challenges you to keep them away from your household and personal items. After all, they all contain your scent and what do they love more than you? Nothing!

Many people are frantic to find something that occupies their young Weimaraner and at the same times satisfies their need to chew. Flavored Chews are popular. While we never use rawhide, a lot of folks swear by it. You might ask why would use the all Natural USA Pig Ears for a young Weimaraner but refuse to incorporate the rawhide. Both are made of the outer hide so to speak; however, the pig ears are digestible. They are primarily fat. In our experience, the Weimaraner often has a tender gut. Bits of rawhide can cause irritation leading to diarrhea or even a bloody stool. Worse yet, these can lead to an intestinal blockage.

If you opt to use the rawhide for your voracious chewer, there are things you ought to do.

Monitor them when they are chewing to make sure they are not tearing big chunks off and ingesting them.

  1. Make sure you get the product of USA–this doesn’t guarantee they are chemical free. If fact, there is no such thing when it comes to rawhide.
  2. If you have children and your dog is guarding their food and bones, only allow them to have them in their crate. You need to work on getting them to allow you to pick up their food, etc., however, never take a chance with your children.
  3. Be alert! If they are vomiting or lethargic put the rawhide aside and keep a vigilant watch. Go to your Veterinary office if this doesn’t pass quickly.
  4. Rawhides are not the only concern — socks, trash finds, shoes, stuffed toys, and the list goes on and on.

Weimar Parents Know

Extracting a bit of fabric from their bum is not our idea of a good time. Nonetheless, you cannot have the Weimaraner dragging that disgusting bit around the house. (Ewe) Shoes are expensive–they like designer leather, but a good tennis shoe works as well. These carry your scent which is a huge plus if they miss you, but they also can carry the Parvovirus and other bacteria, etc. that can be ingested. The trashcan is choice shopping. A paper that smells so chicken–yum. My personal favorite was a discarded artificial Christmas Tree limb. Fortunately for Turbo Mama was in tune with him and caught the issue in time. It required surgical removal. Other extractions included bits of a rope bone, rocks and part of a Kong toy. Even those heavy duty rubber toys eventually crack–toss them when they start to wear. As you see, we are not limiting the concern to the rawhide items; however, they are something we don’t recommend with a clear conscience. Yesterday, we saw a post where golf balls were removed. The list is endless.

Please note that although Waylon escaped his crate and got into things, nothing was destroyed. What a good boy!

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day

What is more memorable than becoming a mother. No matter how many times it happens to you, it is indescribable. Each experience is unique. While siblings rival for the top position, all mother’s know there is no such thing despite how it might seem.

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The celebration of birth is not only for our human children but all our critters as well. Most of our subscribers have experienced Puppy Fever. Wow–how fast the pup grows into an adult-looking juvenile behaving wonder. That is a topic for another blog. The photo above is of the hormonal Sage in Alaska. Colin writes —

She has gotten so big. Where did the time go? We Miss the little puppy. Now she is going through her life cycle.
Parents never forget the arrival of their children–fur or human. We wish we could hold on to them. We’d like to keep them safe from the world’s dark side. Nevertheless; the cycle of life has its way. Today, we celebrate mothers and all they give us. Mothers celebrate the gift of life and all that their children bring to their life.

Growing Too Fast

Waylon

~ Yesterday you were so tiny

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I can’t handle the puppy phase is nearly over 😦 of course, we won’t miss the nipping, biting, and chewing – but the puppy breath, kisses, and sweet puppy snuggles are the best!!!! And those precious blue eyes are also nearly gone (( sigh ))

Breeder Comment

Thank you, Cristi, for the email update on Waylon. Of course, you have his antics on Facebook non-stop. There is always something good for a laugh–often at his expense. We do so love seeing his cute face and your staged fun–his reaction to all you do.

Growing

Too Fast!

I Just wanted to let you know, we are doing great. Dharma is so sweet, and Simian is getting used to the idea that she is staying.

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Here is her big brother acting silly and standing on the coffee table. Just making sure he gets his share of attention 🙄🐾
Thank you, Cliff and Shela, we love these two. ~ Kari

Breeder Comment

It is always great to hear from you! Everyone will enjoy hearing that the two are making a good adjustment–as well as keeping you super busy. Of course, the entertainment factor is doubled too!

Dharma

Sawry's Dharma_2417Dharma was a bit antsy in the car on the way home at first but soon settled right in.
When we got home we went right out for a walk with big brother Simian. Then in the house to check out the new digs.
At first, big brother was a bit stand-offish, but soon he let me cuddle by he and Papa on the couch.
I knew right from the start the little bowls are my bowls, but now I like to drink from the big dogs bowls. It only took me a week to figure out, I just need to stand on my hind legs to reach.
After only two meals I quickly learned my food is in the tall cabinet, so I sit by the cabinet when I’m hungry.
A few other things I am good at… I always go to the door when I have to potty, and it only took me 4 days at work with Papa to figure out the stairs. Next goal, I want to be able to get on the couch by myself*. I could get this soon because I practice as much as possible.
Had my first vet apt. today, and was a very good girl, now I’m napping.
More later  X🐾X🐾
🙂 Kari
PS: *This happened (one day later)! She made it on the couch today. She is determined!

Breeder Comment

Dharma’s brother (Simian) is also an OwyheeStar. It is so great to see them getting along and Miss Dharma making a quick adjustment into her new life. Thank you, we appreciate the informative and cute update. I am positive those who have a littermate appreciate hearing about her too!

A New Chapter

Brandi–not forgotten!

When we lost our beloved Weimaraner Brandi at the age of 14 1/2, we were filled with so much grief and sadness in our hearts.  Brandi was an awesome dog.  She was very much attached to us and tended to herself.  She did not go out of her way to really socialize with anyone else or other animals.  Don’t get us wrong, she was great with other dogs in her house, at the dog park, and on overnights at the free-range kennels.  But she had that Weimaraner “aloofness” that some people may know what we are talking about.

Then, Baili

Hughes_9231And then this happened… we got Baili last year from Owyheestar.  She is the sweetest, funniest, goofiest Weimaraner ever.  She has been so good with any and all other dogs, cats, goats, people, and whatever else comes her way.  She simply just loves every person and animal she meets.  She has no “aloofness” at all.  We had a cat for a while named Whiski and Baili was so sad when he started living at the neighbors house.  We couldn’t even say his name out loud or she would start to look for him and cry.  That’s when I knew she needed a baby sister Weim.  So I got a hold of Shela and Cliff to get our second Weimaraner from them! I knew we were on to something amazing with the way they breed and love these dogs.  Is it something with the long-haired genetics that gives them their causal demeanor and friendliness?

And Along Came Stella Blue

Hughes_9225We now have our new baby girl, Stella Blue!

Baili is so good with her and we couldn’t be more pleased with baby Stella.

Breeder Comment

A tragic loss as yours is all too often the reason we meet. Your previous experience will always be cherished; however, this is a new journey. Many things will be Weim-like. Some will be unique to these new relationships. Each day is a precious gift. Thank you for celebrating and sharing your joy with us and our audience.

Baili Speaks

“Woof”

Hughes_9231“I got a new sister!”

My Dad had his education thing–he is into bees. Right after it got done, we loaded up and went on an adventure. We stayed in a place (forgot what you call it) and got up the next morning to travel further. The air was buzzing something like it does when those little flyers of dad’s get excited.

We stopped at Baker City. Mom and Day got out and talked for awhile. There was this little peanut girl out there, and then they got me out too! She and I went for a little spin around the yard, and wow can she get after me. I love other people and other critters, too! What I didn’t know was she was going to load up and come with us. Somehow I get the feeling things have changed. ~ Baili

Kim wrote

The puppy is doing really well. We wore her out yesterday and I think she would have slept through the night, I got her up and took her out and she peeped 3 times. She has been so good in the crate. So happy and pleased with her.

 Baili Gets the Last Word

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“Woof!” I will write again very soon to let you know how this unfolds. We have exchanged a few kisses and Mom says I am a good girl.