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~ Makes us a Two-Weim Family, Again!
The boys are doing very well.
Cooper is sleeping through the night in his kennel and has only had 3 pee learning experiences in the house in 10 days.
I think we are on our way, thanks to your great pre-training. They get along pretty well. Now for the 8-hour drive to the desert on vacation, figure it will be best to stop along outbid the way stops for potty breaks as the rest stops and main exits see 1000’s of visiting dogs which could pose a problem until the pups received his final Parvo shot.
I’ll keep you posted – thanks again.
~Cal — (17+ Years and we are Still Talking about the Weims)
Thanks for being such a loyal client. It looks good to see Luke tolerating the new upstart. It sounds like things are going well. Enjoy the vacation–it should be an excellent time of bonding.
The urban retrieve!
When Luke is not swimming in the pool in the desert he doubles as a backyard urban retriever in between runs in the park.
Well Deserved Rest
~toy corraled between his legs
He has proven to be one of the most adaptable dogs we’ve had … Cal
~ and the Weimaraner (photos of Stackhouse)
Recently, we have been discussing the Weimaraner and water. Many of you have succeeded beyond your wildest dreams. Others have doubts that you will ever see such a thing happen. Comments from some naysayers include the struggles with water in any form–the bath, the sprinkler, and for heaven’s sake that stuff that falls from the sky. It is out to get your beloved family member. Nevertheless, there are some that are Okay with a bath, and not with a pond. Some wallow in every puddle they find–the muddy ones are their favorite. Swimming has nothing do with their joyful mud bath.
We have exhorted you to get the Weimaraner water-friendly. Achieving the retrieve and working them into a pond is how we at OwyheeStar approach this process. Nonetheless, Weims may swim for many reasons.
For Example, This!
~Cal’s Luke in the Pool
Cal writes, “he loves – loves – loves the pool – he even jumps without a
Retrieve task just to be with me”.
Some Friends You Choose
~Others Select You
Dear Ellie, I see your kitty is still stalking you—or more aptly getting in your space in your previous report ( click here to see Ellie and her kitty in an earlier OwyheeStar Blog).
It is hard to imagine how life could be more to your liking even though you share your space. The furniture looks comfortable, the blankets cozy. We know the stove will soon be lite to keep you toasty warm. What more could a girl want?
Lazy Saturday For Ellie
Robert reports on Ellie, “She’s doing well, sleeps in on Saturdays.”
With the weekend around the corner, Ellie shares her typical Saturday look.
More Chilling (if the snapshots stop)
More resting with the cat
if I ignore it, maybe it will go away
Apparently, Ellie lives the dream life that many of would enjoy. Thanks for thinking of us Robert!
Mystic’s Mom updated us and let us know they were going to become a Two-Weim Family? Click here to read that blog.
January 4, 2017
Here are a few pictures of our two pups. Mystic is still not convinced that a second dog in the house is a good idea. It turns out she prefers them if they do not live with us. Sage loves everything and everyone. Mystic was easier in every way. Sage is loving and excited and endearing. This has definitely earned him a spot in all of our hearts.
Mystic Runs The Show
Mystic actually does a great job, she brings him toys and raw hides except if it is the one she wants. She sometimes knows when he needs to go to the bathroom or needs to eat. She is also teaching him boundaries and personal space. So it goes…
We are finally settling into life after second Weimaraner addition. Thank you. We love them. (*The humans in the pictures are some of the human children.)
At Three Years
I am writing to request an application for a second Weimaraner. We got Mystic from you three years ago. She is lovely, gentle, sweet and smart. I can trust her everywhere we go. She both protects and relaxes when she knows it is safe.
Last December, we moved out of the city into the “country”. We now have 5 acres out near the Skykomish River. Between Mystic being 3 and well established with us and having more space we have been thinking the time is right for a second dog. When I saw your email saying that you have a surplus of blues, Juan and I both agreed that this would be a good time to let you know.
We would love a second blue. I am mostly looking for compatibility for Mystic. She is neither the “alpha” nor the submissive type. She will stand up for herself and let her boundaries be known, but quite diplomatically. She is a peace maker. She does know how to communicate what she wants and how, but does it so sweetly we all just give her what she wants, unless it is not safe or healthy. Mostly, she makes us laugh and often just by being herself.
Superficially, she is gorgeous! We get endless comments about how beautiful she is every time we go out.
I have been sorry to hear about your health. I am quiet on this end but watching and sending prayers for good health. I hope that things are getting easier.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Jennifer and Juan
Thank you for your continued interest. We have followed up with you as you know by now. We are so happy to hear about Mystic and her life with you. Thank you for all you do for and with her. We appreciate your personal comments and prayers as well. They mean the world to us.
I’m a very happy person today. I haven’t found any safe place to take the dogs swimming until today. Willow is 3 and Ruger 4 so I was concerned I’d be dragging dogs into the water and then having them sink. Silvi (my first Weim) refused to swim but could float for 30 minutes. You can be proud and pass this on to Cliff please, their early training kicked in and they were swimming back to shore over and over again. Willow had to be brought in by her collar still but if I was in the water with her, Ruger came in by himself. I think this will happen pretty fast as he seems to like it and she’s fast getting content in the water.
Ruger rested on the way home, Willow watched the scenery. So different but they LOVE each other very much!
Sunday’s Blog featured Ellie at Quinn’s Pond near Boise, Idaho. This is a littermate to your Ruger. As you might remember, he was captured swimming (or water retrieving). Click here if you missed that blog or want to review it.
A Favorite Local Swimming Hole
Ellie and I spent some time at the pond. As you can see she is quite the retriever.
Ruger and Willow
I wanted to give you an update on dry land mushing training. They are doing great, Ruger more than Willow. Ruger is wiped out after the run. I’m pretty sure it was less than a mile, but they did great and also jumped right into the creek 1/2 way back. I should’ve taken a picture. Next time… 🙂 I’ve included a couple of pictures of our progress. Today I figured out which side Ruger goes best on. Love my babies; I can’t thank you enough.