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Maizie at the beach again
(Livee X Blue)
We didn’t go last year (pandemic) and maybe even not the year before….but—when Maizie’s paws hit the sand today, it all came back! She knew just what to do! She’s a puppy again‼️ (At age 9 years, 3 months)!
I live vicariously through your Weimaraner–all these trips to the beach fill me with envy. (Haha) Maizie and her parents were at the beach at the end of last month. I love this so much.
Every morning with Maizie is snuggle time. Her crate is in our bedroom. Every morning when she wakes up, she comes to our bed and drapes her front paws over my sleeping or almost-awake body to say “Good Morning.” Before we all begin our day, we have lots of petting, love and snuggles—complete with Maizie silliness and her morning Weim talk! A lovely way for each of us to begin our every day.
We celebrate every day you have together. Thanks for this lovely picture and a visual snapshot of her morning with you. I am sure many others will enjoy this–thank you!
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!
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.
~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
Thank you for this cute story about Maize and her carrot obsession. They have to be good for keeping the teeth clean, too.
~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!
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.
~ 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.
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!
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!
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.
~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.
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?
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‼️😉.
What could we add here? Nothing!