Category Archives: Livee X Blue

Maize Turns “9”

Livee X Blue 2/28/2012

At age nine, our beautiful, fun and loving Maizie really enjoys her naps—but she is still full of playful puppy energy!  She has a set schedule of when and where she likes to do things.  She can tell time and wants to eat promptly at 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.  She has an expected after-breakfast ritual of getting peanut butter in the 4 sections of her big black Kong bone.  She runs upstairs to find it—and races back down the stairs into the kitchen and drops it on the floor at our feet for service!  Then after that ritual, she expects to shake paws for 2 Quaker Oatmeal Squares and 3 blueberries!  (How did she ever teach us that?!)  She loves to cuddle after breakfast and some days becomes very vocal—almost singing and silly.  She leaves us promptly if she sees a spot where the sun may be shining in on the floor (or on the guest room bed–formerly taboo, but won us over eventually!)  


Squirrel spotting and chasing is her pastime at home.  She sounds ferocious as she protects our backyard from them—but she wouldn’t know what to do if she got one!  She has come nearly nose-to-nose with some on her walks—which becomes a stare-down contest!  She gets a little dish of baby carrots every evening during our dinner meal—doled out one by one–as she lies politely and patiently on her fleece.  Have you ever heard of a dog who asks for a lick of toothpaste every evening at bedtime when she sees me brushing my teeth?! Another ritual!!  Maizie is a happy, healthy girl who brings smiles, laughs and joy to our lives every single day.

Mmmm…carrots and popcorn birthday treats!  Why do you make me wear this silly hat every year?  Actual “Maizie Socks!” (gift from our kids!)
Linda & Jerry LaBash


P.S.  Maizie loves packages because they often contain new toys for her!  This one came from Chewy for her birthday!  She can’t keep soft toys though….they turn into multiple pieces very quickly!

Breeder Comment

We rejoice in the nine years — remembering her being a paper shredder and so much more. Thanks for remembering us and for taking such great care of Maizie.

Maizie

~Keen Hearing At Work

Maizie LOVES carrots🥕🧡‼️She loves them so much that she has learned the sound of a vegetable peeler when we are peeling a carrot—and comes running from wherever she is—from upstairs or from outside in the backyard!!


I don’t know how Maizie trained us to do this, but every single evening at our dinner table, there is a little Pyrex custard dish filled with cut-up carrot pieces.  As we are eating our dinner, she lies on her fleece on her best behavior—waiting to be offered a carrot!🥕
I grew carrots just for her in the garden this summer.  I just harvested them for her yesterday! A healthy, happy, carroty girl!🥕🧡

Love from,Linda & Jerry & Maizie

Breeder Comment

Thank you for this cute story about Maize and her carrot obsession. They have to be good for keeping the teeth clean, too.

Before Tango

~Maizie in the Spotlight

I enjoyed today’s Infamous story about Tango. What a handsome guy!  I imagine there are many other OwyheeStar television celebrities out there too—because they are so awesome!  Here are two of Maizie’s television spotlights over the years!

Breeder Commentary

Many years ago, one of our OwyheeStar Weimaraners was in a local Oregon Dog Food Ad–but that was more than a dozen years ago. (Old News) He lived with a man who worked at the television station–so there was that, too. Thanks for sharing this with us, Linda. I know Tom and others will get a kick out of it just like we did.

Zelda

~ What Do Mean–Going Home?

Here’s Zelda, she had such a wonderful time at the beach. Exhausted and tired, we were ready to leave, but not her. She just wasn’t ready yet.

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Breeder Comment

I know just how she feels–when I am at the ocean, even if I want to get home, I am in no hurry to leave. I cast longing glances until I lose sight of the Great Pacific Ocean. Thanks for sharing the great video and photos. We love it.

Weim Privilege Denied

`Maizie Gets her Chair

Maizie, age 8, has lived her life without being allowed full access on human furniture and beds.  (She has no idea other Weims get full privilege).  (She has numerous comfy beds and fleeces of her own in every room of the house). About two months ago, she weighed the situation and took a gigantic risk.  She stepped right up on the comfy recliner chair in our bedroom and curled up into a ball!  We were so stunned we were speechless!  She didn’t get yelled at!  We didn’t have the heart to scold her.  We relaxed our expectations justifying, “Well, she’s 8.5 years old….she’s getting older etc etc etc)”.  It’s Maizie’s chair now for certain times of day—at her choosing.  We ask her when we want to sit in it.  The power of the Weim!

Breeder Comment

The Weimaraner doesn’t see herself as a dog–and her humans use furniture. Having a fancy dog bed isn’t the same–look this chair just fits. What more should I say? Well, nothing more to say other than we do so appreciate this photo and your little story that we could use for the blog.

Protector of her Universe

~Traumatized by Bugs

One would think that this 72 pound, 8-year old Weimaraner is totally fearless!  She protects us from the mailman, from anyone who rings our doorbell, UPS Trucks, squirrels, cats, people walking down our street pushing strollers or dogs, and from the bellows from an anxious bloodhound who’s owners walk him regularly near our street!  She has a very loud bark that may cause concern to anyone who does not know her.  Big dog + loud bark = perhaps a dog to be feared!!  


Maizie has one fear in life though….flying insects!  She knows the word “BUG.”  When someone says that word, she instantly looks UP!  She has learned bugs usually fly high—ceiling height.  She is afraid of bugs!  She will quickly exit the room to “hide” in her crate!  Here is a photo snapped two years ago of Maizie “hiding in her crate” after being traumatized by seeing a fly!  (ears back, look of concern!)  This morning there was a fly in our bedroom.  She shivered for an hour while I petted her to console her to assure her everything will be alright.  She still took refuge in her crate.  Jerry eventually got rid of the pesky fly that traumatized our sweet almost fearless Maizie!

Breeder Commentary

Too funny — and I am sure her fear of bugs was accidentally ingrained. Our most natural responses are (typically) what we need to avoid. She is a sweet precious paper-shredding girl.

Maizie

~Celebrates 8 Candles

February 28, 2012 was a good day on this planet!  Livee and Blue produced a marvelous litter of pups born on that day!  Among them were Miles who lives in Seattle with Grace and the Dobermans, Gabriel who is an award-winning beauty living in Russia, and of course our Maizie!  

Besides being beautiful, friendly and athletic, her abundant joy-with-life personality is what makes her stand out in a crowd!  She still has “puppy energy” (although sleeps more than she did when younger), she smiles and she teases.  Maizie is totally devoted to her family and family relatives and friends of family.  She is set solid in her ways with daily routines.  (peanut butter in Kong bone after breakfast for one)  

She still can be naughty if she feels like it—like finding a paper cup or a napkin to chew up when we’re not around.  She still has a penchant for paper—most recently Jerry’s Saxophone sheet music!  Maizie still insists on pulling on the leash when we walk or run with her.  She will never be like Jan’s Willow.  Though headstrong, she is so smart that sometimes we have to spell a word because she is always listening—her command of English words and phrases is phenomenal.  Maizie is in love with life—and we are so in love with Maizie.

Breeder Comment

We are happy that Maize has had eight good years. We hope for many more. We love hearing from you and seeing her in action. Thanks ever so much.

Do You Have One?

Maize Does

Down with the Down Comforter

Nightly Rituals

Do you have one? Of course, we mean with the Weimaraner. The bedtime ritual seems to be a theme. The routine established is hard to undo. Keep this in mind as the fun begins. Will it be fun for you five years from now? Who can guess? Disappointing the Weimaraner is not readily embraced. Their stare-down look. The pout.

The rituals or routine activities are the Weim’s life. There is no going back.

Linda (Maizie’s Mom) writes, “This is a nightly ritual here.”

Maizie started this and now she expects this every single night when we are ready to get into bed!  Often Jerry is too tired, but the happy gleeful look on her face with a toy in her mouth and wagging tail is too much to ignore‼️😉.

Breeder Comment

What could we add here? Nothing!

With Arliss and Arlene

~ Our beautiful girl left us today

December 18, 2019

Our beautiful Jorja went to Arliss and Arleen today. I saw it happen, I had been out of town for a couple of days, she was so happy to see me and go on our walk today. She even posed for the pictures, not always. Look at pacific humane @ Long Beach , WA and you will see info . All I can say I watched it, never braked, or slowed and keep going. Hit her straight on, she had a huge reflective collar on. Needless to say we are heartbroken

And you and Cliff can add that she was loved by all that met her, she never met a strange and was my walking group pup! We had many, but she was the favorite. she would run free and check on me as on our Belgium walks, but here, not just me but everybody! Jorja was named the Lady Pacers mascot.

Breeder Comment

There are no words to cover such a loss–and we join in grieving her loss with you. We remember when you got Jorja–she traveled around the world to join you in Belgium. She recently returned to the Pacific Northwest–now this. She celebrated life with you–all it meant for you and her. Thank you, for all you did for her.

Crossed Paws

~Its a Thing

Pretty Feet and Face

Does your Weimaraner cross their paws? I think most do and it is the most elegant looking pose. Don’t you agree?

Ahhhh

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I love to show her off!!! Besides beautiful, she is nice and she is fun! Add a touch of stubbornness and naughtiness and she’s a perfect Weimaraner through and through!

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I took this photo of Maizie yesterday, so she is 7 years, 7 months old.

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Breeder Comment

And, we love to show her off too! She is fabulous.